Press Release

Thirteen NASA KSC Workers Earn Prestigious Silver Snoopy Award

By SpaceRef Editor
May 25, 2004
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Thirteen civil service and contractor employees at Kennedy Space Center,
Fla., recently were presented with NASA’s prestigious Silver Snoopy Award
for service to Space Shuttle astronauts. The award was created by the
astronauts to honor people who contribute most to the safety and success of
human space flight.

Civil Service employee Charles L. Davis of the Spaceport Services
Directorate was honored with the award.

Contractor employees honored were: Christopher D. Vaughn, Larry Carr, Wanda
J. Rucker and Edward L. Coyle of Space Gateway Support; Daniel R. Sweety, Ed
Simpson, Christine Layne, William Voigt and Julie Anderson with The Boeing
Company NASA Systems; Mary A. Neville of ASRC Aerospace Corporation; and
Paul A. Hollis and Kelvin L. Polk with United Space Alliance.

Astronaut Butch Wilmore presented awards to Davis, Simpson, Anderson, Voigt,
Layne, Neville and Hollis; astronaut Bob Behnken presented to Polk and
Sweety; and astronaut Doug Hurley presented to Carr, Coyle, Rucker and

Snoopy, of the comic strip "Peanuts," has been the unofficial mascot of
NASA’s astronaut corps since the earliest days of human space flight.

The award is presented to no more than 1 percent of the Space Center’s
workforce each year. Recipients are given a silver pin depicting the famous
beagle wearing a space suit. All the pins have flown on a previous Space
Shuttle mission. The awardees also receive a framed certificate and a
congratulatory letter signed by the presenting astronaut.

SpaceRef staff editor.