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Things on my desk: Part 2 [20141002|13:30]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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In the continuing saga of things on (or in) my desk, pin badges from various NASA missions, 1999-2004.

Back row, large badges:
Cassini-Huygens Earth flyby: August 19, 1999
Cassini Jupiter flyby: December 30, 2000
Voyager 1 & 2 25th anniversary (2002)
Mars Exploration Rover Project (2003)

Front row, small badges:
Spitzer telescope
SIRTF (became Spitzer)
Deep Space Network 40th anniversary
Jason-1 (Earth observation mission)
Cassini MAG
Genesis (solar wind sample return mission)
Heroes of Columbia (...yeah, I was working at NASA in 2003. That...was not a good day)
Mars Odyssey 10,000 orbits
Mars Exploration Rovers 2003
Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit & Opportunity

I've never worked out a way to display these, so they live in plastic bags in a drawer. I quite like having them, though.

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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2014-10-02 12:38 (UTC)
Amazing. :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-10-03 20:06 (UTC)
It is rather spiffing seeing them arranged like that.
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[User Picture]From: jixel
2014-10-02 18:17 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-10-03 20:09 (UTC)
I'm sure a similar collection could be amassed with time spent trawling eBay!
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[User Picture]From: beamjockey
2014-10-02 19:48 (UTC)
I've never worked out a way to display these, so they live in plastic bags in a drawer.


I have a lot of similar pins, too. Also a bunch of Soviet pins I've bought. I never have an excuse to wear more than one or two at a time.

Although I take comfort in the words of Kathleen Sloan, who once said: "Being a science fiction fan means never having to say 'But where would I wear that?'"

You could try wearing a different one every Friday. Eventually your co-workers would catch on, and then look forward to seeing the next one in your collection.

Or you could wear a different one each day, until the collection runs out. Go back to the beginning and keep rotating them until you reach the one you wore on the first day someone noticed you were doing this.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-10-03 20:10 (UTC)
Heh, someone suggested lapels. Sadly I rarely wear vests or clothing with lapels. Also, I probably wouldn't wear these pins as I'm far too good at losing things.

The Voyager Neptune flyby pin is excellent!

I like the cyclical pin idea. I may try this out when I return from maternity leave.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2014-10-03 01:26 (UTC)
Do you have a favorite?

You could easily buy a small case, put some foam in it for the pins to stick to, and display it that way...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-10-03 20:12 (UTC)
To be honest, I'm probably most fond of the flyby pins, because they've got the dates on them and I can just peer into my desk to remind myself when they were!

I like the idea of arranging them in a case so I can put them in the toddler's room, and she can investigate them without hurting herself.
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2014-10-03 10:06 (UTC)
Pin them onto a sun-hat or baseball cap?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-10-03 20:13 (UTC)
Ha, you know, I have a NASA baseball cap. That would be appropriate!
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