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Old 04-14-2021, 09:12 AM
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Bob - I have to ask. Are you the recipient of a Silver Snoopy? Very prestigious!


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 or contract workers (not management!) who have gone above and beyond in service to the goals and needs of the manned spaceflight mission. I've never worked for NASA.)
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Old 04-14-2021, 09:22 AM
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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.)


And that is why Snoopy is so famous he has done literally everything.
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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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Old 04-14-2021, 09:53 AM
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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.


I believe there was a Snoopy stuffed animal that launched and returned with them also.
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Old 04-14-2021, 01:27 PM
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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.)


Two employees at ULA received the award for their work on the Commercial Crew program (I was not one of them; they are my colleagues). So, it isn't just for NASA employees - it can go to anybody the Astronaut Office chooses to honor!
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Thanks, Lee. I vaguely remember this now, and see that the micro buttons on the one model I have them on right now are shortened some, but I probably didn't do it as carefully.

I have done one model with the Plastruct H-beam as well. Maybe I need to fly it a little more to get a better feel for how that works (or doesn't) for me.


I finally threw off the blanket and got off the sofa to go find the styrene beam part number ó it is snowing again! We just got back from Florida, and figured it would be warm here upon our return ...

Anyway, I thought I used Plastruct, but it is Evergreen H-beam #285, so maybe what you used is a better fit? To look for any other possible styrene parts, I have to go to Denver. Sadly, no more hobby stores up north.
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Old 04-15-2021, 06:51 PM
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It looks like what I bought from Amazon when we were discussing this before (not sure where) was the number #286 Evergeen H-beam. That's what's on the one Nova Payloader that has a couple of lengths of H-beams glued on.

Sunny and mid-70s here today. (sorry....a little)
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It looks like what I bought from Amazon when we were discussing this before (not sure where) was the number #286 Evergeen H-beam. That's what's on the one Nova Payloader that has a couple of lengths of H-beams glued on.

Sunny and mid-70s here today. (sorry....a little)


Iíll have to look at the #286. I do recall that when I bought what I did, there were several sizes and it was somewhat of a guess which one might be the best to use.

We have a couple inches of snow accumulated, but it has slowed down. I have a guy coming to aerate the lawn next Thursday, so I was planning to water the lawn anyway. It just needs to stops snowing in a day or two!
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Old 04-16-2021, 08:20 AM
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Two employees at ULA received the award for their work on the Commercial Crew program (I was not one of them; they are my colleagues). So, it isn't just for NASA employees - it can go to anybody the Astronaut Office chooses to honor!


My comment has been edited for more completeness. Thank you!
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