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Has there even been a US Army astronaut? I know the wings exist, but have they ever been awarded?

 

Never mind... I answered my own question...

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:United_States_Army_astronauts

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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Here're mine in cloth :

 

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"As you know, you go to war with the Army you have. They're not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time. You can have all the armor in the world on a tank and it can (still) be blown up..." - Donald Rumsfeld (Camp Buehring, KU - Dec. 8, 2004)

See my current collection of desert SSI HERE
See my current collection of Badges (ranks, qualification badges, Branch of Service - from WW2 to present) HERE
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Unlike most other services with a dozen or so aviation related badges, The Army only has 3 - Aviator, Flight Surgeon and Aviation (previously called the aircraft crewman badge) badges. Army astronauts who have not previously been awarded an Army aviation badge are awarded the Army Aviation Badge, and the astronaut device is added after a qualifying space flight.

 

I’ve never seen an Army Aviation Astronaut badge, and I think it has only been awarded once or twice.

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Found this on the internet;

Since 2011, the Army has awarded exactly 2,454 Basic, 500 Senior, and 125 Master Space Badges, and some of those recipients are counted three times, as they earned each badge. Connolly says there are just 330 officers in FA40 at the moment, making the Army Space Badge a rare sight.Mar 7, 2017

And we can't forget Maj. Heally the first Army astronaut (if you are too young to remember him, google it)

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Found this on the internet;

Since 2011, the Army has awarded exactly 2,454 Basic, 500 Senior, and 125 Master Space Badges, and some of those recipients are counted three times, as they earned each badge. Connolly says there are just 330 officers in FA40 at the moment, making the Army Space Badge a rare sight.Mar 7, 2017

 

And we can't forget Maj. Heally the first Army astronaut (if you are too young to remember him, google it)

He wore AF wings on an Army uniform in the first season.

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Here's a photo of the army's first Astronaut Robert Stewart in 1978, he starts his astronaut training in July of 1978 Marshal Space Flight Center, According to his WIKI became an astronaut in August 1979, also according to his WIKI, he is awarded the Army Astronaut badge after flying on his first mission in outer space, not upon graduating from the course, first mission was STS-41-B Challenger, February 1984.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_L._Stewartstew.jpg.22c43f36b5d82b1b22bc4e8b05feed22.jpg

 

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