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Apollo 15 Flown Silver Snoopy
Manned Spaceflight Awareness Poster
Jim Irwin's Apollo 15 Flown Silver Snoopy
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The Charles Schulz cartoon character "Snoopy" was adopted by the Manned Fight Awareness program as its official mascot.

The program was conceived to promote safety conscientiousness among people working on the space program.  Also illustrated here is one of many slogans that was produced by the Manned Flight Awareness campaign.  This was distributed on 8 by 10 inch card stock.  Note that Snoopy, the safety mascot, is featured prominently.

As recognition of exemplary behavior in this program, the astronauts would award flown silver Snoopy pins to selected workers after their mission.

This particular silver Snoopy pin flew to the Moon on Apollo 15.  After the flight it remained in the collection of Astronaut James Irwin.

On March 26, 1995, Odyssey Auctions auctioned this artifact on behalf of the estate of Apollo 15 Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin.  The pin was lot number 173 in the auction.  The catalog description from that auction stated, "173. Snoopy Pin Flown to the Moon by Jim Irwin.  A great pin depicting a space-suited Snoopy which was flown to the lunar surface by James Irwin on Apollo XV."

The Earth To The Moon Air & Space Museum acquired this artifact in the Odyssey auction.

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