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Old 04-14-2021, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by BobP_in_Nevada
I hope I won't draw too much shame when I say I am not. But I'm a lifelong fan of Snoopy, and making a Silver Snoopy icon seemed appropriate for this forum. My general icon is a "The World Famous Writer and his Secretary" screen-grab from "The Peanuts Movie".

(For those who don't know -- can't imagine that in this forum -- the Silver Snoopy is an award given by the NASA Astronaut office to NASA workers who have gone above and beyond in service to the goals and needs of the manned spaceflight mission. I've never worked for NASA.)

I had to do a little reading to see when the award began. It seems to have started in 1968, which was before the May 1969 Apollo 10 flight and the reason for my curiosity of its origins. The Apollo 10 command module was named Charlie Brown and the lunar module was named Snoopy. I wonder if the award was on their minds when they named their ships.
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