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(Click Orlando)   Two students were out popping some tags, and found five rare NASA flight suits. Fark: For 20¢ each. All you got was bedbugs in a pee-stained pillow sham   ( clickorlando.com) divider line
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2017-08-18 12:09:41 PM  
Unless you can tie them to people or events, they're still only worth 20 cents.
 
2017-08-18 12:14:21 PM  
Well, Their Halloween shopping is done.
 
2017-08-18 01:29:54 PM  

edmo: Unless you can tie them to people or events, they're still only worth 20 cents.


If you read TFA, they've been tied to events and confirmed by the Space Museum as being the appropriate sizes for the name tags on them.

According to experts at the American Space Museum, the astronauts' names and flight dates on the white labels seem to match the time astronauts George "Pinky" Nelson, PhD, Robert A. Parker, PhD, and Charles D. Walker, a payload specialist , flew shuttle missions between 1983 and 1985.
 
2017-08-18 02:23:46 PM  

edmo: Unless you can tie them to people or events, they're still only worth 20 cents.


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2017-08-18 02:30:42 PM  
(runs around in circles randomly screaming)
 
2017-08-18 02:46:17 PM  
"Popping some tags?" Is that an Appalachian term for shopping at a thrift store?
 
2017-08-18 02:48:12 PM  
Anyone care to explain what popping tags is? I assumed it was slang for popping a zit.
 
2017-08-18 02:50:46 PM  

Russ1642: Anyone care to explain what popping tags is? I assumed it was slang for popping a zit.


MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - THRIFT SHOP FEAT. WANZ (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
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2017-08-18 02:57:18 PM  
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2017-08-18 03:02:23 PM  

edmo: Unless you can tie them to people or events, they're still only worth 20 cents.


True, I have one myself, but I got it because I was working for Lockheed and was sent to Houston to do some training. A friend has one from "Space Camp".
 
2017-08-18 03:04:23 PM  

Russ1642: Anyone care to explain what popping tags is? I assumed it was slang for popping a zit.


Apparently it's the act of swapping price tags on items to pay less:

https://www.quora.com/Thrift-Shop-2012-song-What-does-pop-some-tags-m​e​an
 
2017-08-18 03:06:40 PM  

SpaceyCat: edmo: Unless you can tie them to people or events, they're still only worth 20 cents.

If you read TFA, they've been tied to events and confirmed by the Space Museum as being the appropriate sizes for the name tags on them.

According to experts at the American Space Museum, the astronauts' names and flight dates on the white labels seem to match the time astronauts George "Pinky" Nelson, PhD, Robert A. Parker, PhD, and Charles D. Walker, a payload specialist , flew shuttle missions between 1983 and 1985.


A big shout out to George Pinky Nelson, my Astro prof at UW

/101, 201... something like that
 
2017-08-18 03:29:29 PM  

edmo: Unless you can tie them to people or events, they're still only worth 20 cents.


Thank god you didn't read the article. Good work.
 
2017-08-18 03:51:53 PM  
More than a little curious how these wound up at a thrift store together.   Like, one at a time, I could see the owner of a suit donating/tossing it.  But a whole set of them together seems like some central authority like NASA itself donating them, which feels odd.
 
2017-08-18 05:04:56 PM  

darthstormer: More than a little curious how these wound up at a thrift store together.   Like, one at a time, I could see the owner of a suit donating/tossing it.  But a whole set of them together seems like some central authority like NASA itself donating them, which feels odd.


If you ever work with any government agency you come to realize this probably happens all the time.  Most of it gets trashed unfortunately as they like to make sure it gets destroyed.

/getting a kick snice I just filled out some DD1149s earlier
 
2017-08-18 05:32:38 PM  

darthstormer: More than a little curious how these wound up at a thrift store together.   Like, one at a time, I could see the owner of a suit donating/tossing it.  But a whole set of them together seems like some central authority like NASA itself donating them, which feels odd.


Well NASA is the agency that reused the tape of Neil Armstrong first stepping on the Moon.  They don't seem to be good at keeping very old valuable stuff.

(The video sent to Earth was not compatible with TV, so they pointed a TV camera at the monitor that had the video from the Moon. That is why what people saw on TV was so crappy.  They then filed away the tape.  By the time someone decided to find it, they could not find it.  It is believed that it got taped over as was the practice at the time.  Old "Doctor Who" episodes were not the only thing taped over.)
 
2017-08-18 10:12:46 PM  
skin gets tags.. did you mean skin popping? (nsf dinner)
 
2017-08-19 09:27:44 AM  

darthstormer: More than a little curious how these wound up at a thrift store together.   Like, one at a time, I could see the owner of a suit donating/tossing it.  But a whole set of them together seems like some central authority like NASA itself donating them, which feels odd.


My thought was someone who worked at NASA passed away and they got bulk donated with the rest of the shiat the estate couldn't sell.

When my dad died a few years ago my sister was very "just toss it" happy.  I went through everything and saved some family heirlooms, so to speak.
 
2017-08-19 10:39:30 AM  
Fantastic that they are studying astrophysics and aerospace. They're getting a much bigger kick out of this than some randos.
 
2017-08-19 11:07:56 AM  

darthstormer: More than a little curious how these wound up at a thrift store together.   Like, one at a time, I could see the owner of a suit donating/tossing it.  But a whole set of them together seems like some central authority like NASA itself donating them, which feels odd.


A locker room manager cleaning the place out and just tossing them? It would be the same as a sports team. They throw away banged up shiat all of the time, but I would love to have a broken hockey stick or a jersey that got left behind when a player left the team.

These guys get issued more than one suit, so if they kept one, there are still more that probably ended up in a closet somewhere when they retired.

That's my theory, at least...
 
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