Who wants some STS Mission Patches ? I have ten (10 ) I would like to give away.

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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 07:50 PM
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Hello All, I have some mission patches that were given to me by my mother-in-law a few years ago. I am not a big NASA fan and they mean nothing to me. I know there's folks out there who collect these things. So I would like that person to have these.

These are the ones I have ( STS 41- 1990 ) ( STS 34- 1989 ) ( STS 33- 1989 ) ( STS 38- 1990 ) ( STS 49- 1992 )
( STS 37-1991 ) ( STS 48-1991 ) ( STS 40-1991 ) (STS 43-1991 ) ( STS 42- 1992 ) That's what I have. Now who wants them. Whoever can go out and do a random act of kindness to a total stranger. No proof needed. Just do something for someone less fortunate than you. I will pick out the one I like the most and we'll work out a way to get the patches to you. Buy a man a cup of coffee, give a kid a toy or some school supplies.

Let's see if we can be human to each other. I need to see some kindness in my world right now. Thanks OYM1262




posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 08:01 PM
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Hello Openourmind1262,

Interesting coincidence on helping others,

Just yesterday when I was going to pick up some materials for work, a young lady was in front of me driving, but ran out of gas, so I stopped and asked if she needed help and she started crying saying she had no money for gas, so I gave her $10 bucks and told her not worry too much
Maybe this doesn't count since I already did it though


If I'm lucky enough to get a patch, I'll give it to my 5 year old daughter. since she really loves space type things, mostly because I have been teaching her a lot of space science...

Regardless of all that, I think right now when things all over are getting so crazy, that it is the best thing people can do, is to help others.. Perhaps some day soon, that might be the only thing that keeps people sane, will be because everyone is helping each other instead of fighting or being self centered.. That might be quite wishful thinking, but I don't think it is ever a mistake to try amd help people..


Cheers
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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 08:26 PM
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Have you thought about local museums?

Schools?

its one thing to have a text book with pictures... Its something else entirely when they have something real from history.
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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 08:32 PM
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I own an antique and resale business on ebay, and over christmas I decide to give all of my toy and family related items to the salvation army so that someone could give them to their kids who couldn't afford to. That was my way of giving back to someone in need!



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 08:34 PM
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Hello oym,
if you dont mind to send one patch over to Europe I would be greatful to you.
To be honest last time when I was in a position to help someone some year ago I spotted a man on the fruit market picking half rotten fruit from the floor, he was washing those fruit trying to re sell them but no one wants to buy it, that sight broke my heart. I gave him my dayly paycheck 10 euros and bought him a hot cup of tea, he was crying, and Im crying right now when I remember...



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 08:43 PM
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I'd love one, not for me, for my son. He's 10 year old and already got a very healthy interest in all things to do with space.

I'm not going to lie and say I do all things for others, but he does, you see he doesn't mix with other kids very well. It was something that worried me so much, until we changed his school. He now goes to a school which accommodates for a lot of children with special needs, thats not why he attends this school, in fact quite the opposite. Anyway without rambling on, he was recently made a prefect for the way hes been helping the other kids.

We are very proud of him as his inability to mix with others was affecting the way he socialised, now he goes to school with a personal purpose because he loves the fact he can show others less fortunate how to use a computer or can explain things to them in a way they'll understand. He's came out of his shell so much lately.

I know this would make his day if it met your criteria. To be honest it would also make mine as I've never even seen a real mission patch unless it's on the interwebs lol.



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 09:13 PM
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My dad would LOVE to have one. He's more into space than I am. And I volunteered for Mars One. lol



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 09:18 PM
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Thanks for the offer and moreso, the heartwarming thread. I try to do more for the environment that people, but today I dont recall anything I did for the environment


However, theres a playground/parking lot one block from my home owned by the Catholic church and driving home this afternoon, there were a kid running after a ball into the street. I stopped suddenly to avoid running over the toddler (literally seemed no older than 6yo) and got rearended by the car behind but there wasn't any damage well my rear bumper's pushed in but its an old car that goes to cars for kids donation later this year, anyways. And so anyway, I kept honking until the mother who was selling churros at the other side of the street, came to collect her kid (who had just resumed playing with the ball with her peer still close to the road). I started yelling at momma but she said "no speaky Inglis".

It's not the 1st time it happened, I complained to the priest just before Christmas that they shouldn't leave the playground open especially in the frigid winter, but he passed away days after Christmas. And so they still do 24/7 and for the crowded area (lots of immigrant population continue pouring in, seems) kids but it's a catch22 someones eventually gonna get hurt. This isn't my home its my mothers I'm just visiting for an extended holiday, theres only so much I can do.

I tried my best, not sure if its good enough. I did call 911 to report the mother letting her child run into traffic but they told me to call 311 and report it.



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 09:28 PM
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I helped an elderly man and gave him a ride home after he took a spill on some ice with his groceries that consisted of 2 bag of Depends Adult Diapers. Nice man too.
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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 09:30 PM
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Hey, as a space nerd from way back (I even wrote Von Braun a letter asking about UFOs), I'd be interested in one. I just believe in keeping my charitable acts pretty close to the vest. Sorry if that disqualifies me. Nice project, though...SnF4U!

Change of plan. I'm going to respectfully withdraw my request. I'm sure there are those who would appreciate a patch even more than me, so I'd just as soon widen the field. Happy Trails,
JC

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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 09:34 PM
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I would also love to receive one. Like the poster above me, it is not something I like to talk about but is my life path.



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 09:40 PM
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I would like to have one. At our local grocery store, they have a program to help feed the needy. You can buy bags that are pre loaded with groceries, that are distributed by the church. They're $25 each and I usually buy 2 while I'm there. It's a way for me to give to the needy and be sure they actually get it, instead of some CEO managing a fund.



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 09:46 PM
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When I visited Florida, my first tourist thing to do was not Disney or alligator farms - it was a visit to the Kennedy Space Center. It is worth the visit regardless of your thoughts on NASA or your own wacko conspiracy stuff. One of the few places that has indeed evolved into a tourist place, but that has a cool vibe because the stuff that happened since the 50's did actually happen there. I was lucky enough to visit while the second to last shuttle mission was on Pad 2. To actually walk and touch and see actual artifacts just gave me the shivers up the spine. The only thing I can compare it to is a visit to any Civil War battlefeld - most have evolved into tourist destinations too - but like KSC, Gettysburg or Bull Run has real ghosts and truth mixed in with all the cheesy t-shirts and posters.

Towards that end, KSC sells sealed preservation quality presentations with limited run mission patches made at the time of the mission for a wide range of bucks per patch. (Not cheap...) Or, you can be like me, and buy a very cool clear plastic display case filled with every mission patch as replicas for each of your 4 grandsons at $80 per display. (oops, not on sale right now, but they are revamping the shop there with the end of the Shuttle era.) The kids were all stars when show and tell came up in turn for each of them at school.

I'm NOT sayin' there is one of the displays on my barn wall; but there might be! ]


K S C
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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 09:53 PM
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OYM1262
Id love to have a mission patch i volunteer at the UOM children's hospital 4 days a month the ages there at 0 to 21 id love to be able to pass a patch around to the kids there to show them a real NASA patch they would love to see something like that it would make there day and mine..

Allot of the kids are into space stuff and to see those kids smile would warm anyones heart..Also there is a glass case at the hospital that has all kinds of stuff in it for the kids and a patch would make a great addition to the kids ward..peace,sugarcookie1



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 10:43 PM
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I can see I have a monumental task ahead of me tomorrow. I was going to give all (10) ten to one individual. But you guys have shown me a way to get some more acts of kindness. (Call me greedy). I will now have ten (10 ) random acts to pick. Way better than one. At 4:00pm est tomorrow, I will I guess u2u the ten I have choosen. Then work out the logistics of getting them to you folks.

I guess this is a silly way of doing things but it gets people to treat other people with some kindness and respect, then it's not silly at all. Thanks to all and I wished I had a damn box of these things to give away!!!!

For those who do not receive a u2u. Please don't let it stop you from being a kind and compassionate person to your fellow humans. Thanks for taking part. OYM1262

You folks outside the USA, I'll mail the things anywhere. And the postage is on me. Just help some one in some way.
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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 11:00 PM
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I make it a point to try to help out whoever I can, in whatever way I can (which unfortunately bites me in the ass more often than not, but meh). I'm not going to go into any specific examples of acts I've done, because I feel that's sort of akin to 'bragging' (for lack of a better word) about it, and I'm not trying to one-up anyone or anything. It's not a contest.

Anyhoo, if you should happen to send one of those my way it would be very much appreciated, as I know a gentleman who would be absolutely thrilled by it. If not, no big deal. I think it's an unusual way of sort of 'inspiring' people to be good to each other, but I like it! The world needs more people such as yourself!




posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 11:14 PM
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Not really into the whole concept of doing something nice for someone just to get a mission patch. I agree with the person who suggested you should give them to a school.

Although it would be amazing to have one. But people should be kind out of habit...not only when it suits their desires.


ETA: I WOULD like to add though, that if you decided to send one my way it would go to great use. I would give it to my 11 year old son. He lives to study science. Haha. The other day I told him, "Son, your hair is getting a little out of control. Maybe we should get it cut?" His response was, "Yeah dad...sometimes I just forget to comb it. Like Albert Einstein! Did you know that he was a complete genius but was always forgetting to comb his hair and tie his shoes?"

Haha! A mission patch would be the greatest gift he could ever receive!
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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 11:59 PM
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I agree bro. With all the greediness and evil prevalent in our society lately, we DO need acts of love and kindness to balance it out a little. I hope this thread, with all these testimonies of kindness, helps to ease some of what you and many others are experiencing in these times.

A year and half ago I took an "intro to psychology" class at my local tech. college and one of our class projects was that by the end of that term we had to volunteer somewhere. I chose to volunteer at our local Habitat for Humanity. It was the 1st time I ever volunteered to participate in anything like that and I enjoyed it so much and it felt so good to help others that to this day I still volunteer there 2 days a week. It's an awesome experience...that's the only way I can express how it feels to contribute and help others that need a helping hand. I recommend everyone try it.

I have a half-brother that's in his 30's, unemployed, living with parents, and a little lost...I told him he could move in with me rent free if he applied for student grants/loans and attended my local tech. college but he turned down my offer without even thanking me for the offer LOL oh well.

I have 4 framed NASA Mars & Satellite participation certificates that I signed myself and my daughter up for. Our names are 2 of many on a CD on the Mars Rovers. I'd appreciate it if I had some Space Shuttle mission patches to frame and hang proudly on the wall next to those certificates for my daughter, myself, and visting guests to admire.

Please keep me in mind in making your decision. Thanks for the opportunity to aquire those cool mission patches.
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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 02:06 AM
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Yes I do believe in pay farword
I have been giving, and selling gas for what ever their had in money at the time, most time
very little. Been doing this for the last 25 year been living here in the middle of nowhere
but this is were I like to be.

S & F One of the best Idea

Even had a small plane drop in on me once for gas landed on the high way
yes I do have picture
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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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if you have any still left I would LOVE to have one my uncle worked for NASA before passing away





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