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Patch work: Badges of honour for Canada’s space explorers

Every astronaut gets a special expedition patch when they go to space. Here’s a look at our astronauts’ patches

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Each astronaut’s expedition patch has symbols meaningful to him or her, with everything from the stars for the six crew members on Julie Payette’s mission to the three on Chris Hadfield’s for his children. Here’s a look at Canadian astronauts’ personal mission patches, meant to remember their time in space. (Photographs by Roberto Caruso.)

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