Set of 5 Space Shuttle Program Astronaut Patches

Set of 5 Space Shuttle Program Astronaut Patches

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Set of 5 Space Shuttle Program Astronaut Patches (Does include Payload Specialist Patch that is not in photo)

Astronauts hold a variety of ranks and positions, and each of these roles carries responsibilities that are essential to the operation of a spacecraft. A spacecraft's cockpit, filled with sophisticated equipment, requires skills differing from those used to manage the scientific equipment on board, and so on.

Commander:

      Overall mission success, safety of crew and Shuttle, maneuvers Shuttle with assistance from Pilot.


Pilot:

      Assist the Commander in maneuvering the Shuttle. May be responsible for release and recovery of satellites.


Payload Commander (PLC)

      A Mission Specialist with additional responsibility for the management of the science or other major payload elements of the mission.


Mission Specialist (MS)

      A NASA astronaut assigned to a Shuttle crew with mission-specific duties.


Payload Specialist

      Technical experts who accompany specific payloads such as a commercial or scientific satellites.