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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2700 on: 10/02/2017 03:58 PM »
Probably not of interest to anyone unless you're Canadian but what the heck.....


.."Former astronaut Julie Payette to be Canada's next Governor General.."


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/governor-general-canada-julie-payette-1.4201614

https://twitter.com/Astro_DavidS/status/914850287122345984
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Big day on Parliament Hill, Ottawa! Today former @csa_asc astronaut Julie Payette becomes Governor General of Canada!

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2701 on: 10/04/2017 05:36 PM »
https://twitter.com/Astro_Ellen/status/909225561528168448

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And it's official -- the Turtles!! (On fenceposts, in a Harvey flood) #NewAstronauts

As inspired by Mike Pence's remarks at the astronaut candidate class announcement, I presume?

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"If you find a box turtle on a fence post"--certainly didn't get there on its own--support of family, friends, teammates.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2702 on: 10/06/2017 12:32 PM »

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2703 on: 11/03/2017 09:23 AM »
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/veteran-space-shuttle-and-management-astronauts-currie-gregg-and-smith-retire-from
Veteran Space Shuttle and Management Astronauts Currie-Gregg and Smith Retire from NASA

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2704 on: 11/07/2017 07:35 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/11/20171107_noguchi.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
JAXA Astronaut Soichi Noguchi Selected as a Member of ISS Expedition Crew

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2705 on: 11/12/2017 02:55 PM »
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/929737031550488576
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NASA’s Dan Hartman: considering more one-year crews for ISS, but only after commercial crew flights begin.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2706 on: 11/17/2017 01:48 PM »
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ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer: ...  Did training with Chinese astronauts this year, and hope to fly on Chinese space station in future.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2707 on: 11/18/2017 11:27 AM »
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ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer: ...  Did training with Chinese astronauts this year, and hope to fly on Chinese space station in future.

ESA tooke some steps last week with the Chineese on an agreement to fly ESA astronauts on the Chineese space station, so yes in a few years this  could be happening.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2708 on: 11/21/2017 03:15 PM »
Probably not of interest to anyone unless you're Canadian but what the heck.....

.."Former astronaut Julie Payette to be Canada's next Governor General.."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/governor-general-canada-julie-payette-1.4201614

Governor General Julie Payette receives RCAF astronaut “wings”

Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada

News Article / November 14, 2017

From RCAF Public Affairs

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) astronaut flying badge, known as astronaut “wings”, was created in 2000. Colonel (retired) Chris Hadfield was the first to wear them, following his second flight into space in 2001. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada has now become only the second person to wear these wings.

Major-General Blaise Frawley, deputy commander of the RCAF, officially presented her with the wings on November 10, 2017, on behalf of Lieutenant-General Michael Hood, commander of the RCAF. She first wore the badge on her RCAF uniform at this year’s National Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Although Governor General Julie Payette has not served in the RCAF, as Commander-in-Chief of Canada she is entitled to wear military uniforms and accoutrements, including the Canadian Forces Decoration and, in her case, because she is an astronaut, RCAF astronaut wings.

As part of her preparations for a space mission assignment, Governor General Payette obtained her commercial pilot license and her pilot captaincy in February 1996 on the CT-114 Tutor aircraft, which is flown by the RCAF’s air demonstration team, the Snowbirds. She obtained her military instrument rating in 1997 and has logged more than 1,300 hours of flight time.

“It is a great honour to present these very well-earned RCAF astronaut wings to Governor General Julie Payette, and it will be a privilege for us to see them worn on her Canadian Armed Forces uniforms,” said Lieutenant-General Hood. “Given her tremendous achievements, from her aviation qualifications, to going to space to being our Commander-in-Chief, I believe she truly embodies our RCAF motto: Such is the pathway to the stars.”

Astronaut wings design

The design of the gold astronaut wings presented to Colonel Hadfield was updated to match the silver theme now used on RCAF uniforms. The design of the astronaut wings is based on the outspread eagle’s wings and crown of the terrestrial aircrew badge. It consists of a silver maple leaf rising above the earth atop a stylized plume of rocket exhaust. The silver grid lines of the earth below outline an arrow pointing up into space.

The white stars set in blackness above all show Earth in the universe and exemplify the RCAF motto Sic Itur Ad Astra – “Such is the pathway to the stars”. As on all aircrew wings, a red laurel wreath surrounds the central design.

Eligibility

RCAF personnel are entitled to wear the astronaut wings on their distinctive environmental uniforms after completing the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) approved astronaut training and a spaceflight. If RCAF members are already entitled to wear aircrew wings (e.g., pilot, flight engineer, air combat systems operator, etc.), they will wear those wings on their uniforms until qualified to wear astronaut wings. After they undertake their first space flight, their aircrew wings will be replaced by the astronaut wings.

NASA allows all members of the astronaut corps to wear civilian astronaut wings on their NASA uniforms, allowing Lieutenant-Colonel Joshua Kutryk and Colonel Jeremy Hansen the option of wearing either their military pilot wings, or civilian astronaut wings until they complete their first spaceflight.

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A woman wearing a black dress is flanked by two men wearing military uniforms on each side. The woman and the man on her left hold a plaque that displays two winged badges.   
The design the RCAF’s astronaut wings has been updated to match the silver theme now used on RCAF uniforms. The design is based on the outspread eagle’s wings and crown of the terrestrial aircrew badge. It consists of a silver maple leaf rising above the earth atop a stylized plume of rocket exhaust. The silver grid lines of the earth below outline an arrow pointing up into space. The white stars set in blackness above all show Earth in the universe and exemplify the RCAF motto Sic Itur Ad Astra – “Such is the pathway to the stars”. As on all aircrew wings, a red laurel wreath surrounds the central design. IMAGE: DND

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/article-template-standard.page?doc=governor-general-julie-payette-receives-rcaf-astronaut-wings/j9u7sgmw

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Julie Payette, Canadas new Governor General and Commander-in-Chief, in Royal Canadian Air Force uniform, Ottawa Ontario Canada, Remembrance Day 2017.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2709 on: 11/27/2017 01:47 PM »
Russia will prepare a cosmonaut from the Arab Emirates


 Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov said that an agreement was reached between the UAE and Roskosmos on the preparation of the first emirate cosmonaut, RIA Novosti reported.

 "An agreement was reached between the UAE and Roskosmos on the preparation of the first emirate cosmonaut," Manturov told reporters after the opening of the intergovernmental commission of the Russian Federation and the UAE.

On materials of RIA Novosti

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2710 on: 11/27/2017 02:29 PM »
According to the NK forum Mikhail Korniyenko will leave the cosmonaut group on December, 1.
He will stay there as a "leading specialist".

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Re: Flight crew assignments
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