Dryden public affairs specialist Gray Creech of Tybrin Corp. was presented a Silver Snoopy Award by NASA astronaut Mike Fossum for his support of the Space Shuttle Program. › View Larger Image
Two NASA Dryden employees were honored Feb. 21 with "Silver Snoopy" awards for their active involvement and support of NASA's recently concluded Space Shuttle Program.
Dr. Gregg Bendrick, NASA Dryden's flight surgeon and head of the Dryden Health Unit, and public affairs specialist Gray Creech of Tybrin Corp. were presented with the coveted pins by NASA astronaut Mike Fossum following his presentation about his experiences on the International Space Station during two recent expeditions.
The Silver Snoopy award is a special honor given to NASA employees and contractors in appreciation of their "professionalism, dedication and outstanding support that greatly enhanced space flight safety and mission success." The award depicts Snoopy, a character from the Peanuts comic strip created by the late Charles M. Schulz.
The award is given personally by NASA astronauts whenever possible as it represents the astronauts' own recognition of excellence. The Silver Snoopy award is one of several awards overseen by NASA's Space Flight Awareness program.
The award consists of a sterling silver Silver Snoopy lapel pin flown during a NASA mission, a commendation letter stating the mission the Silver Snoopy pin was flown on and a signed Silver Snoopy certificate.
NASA astronaut Mike Fossum congratulates Dryden flight surgeon Dr. Gregg Bendrick as he presents a Silver Snoopy Award to Bendrick for his support of the space shuttle program. › View Larger Image