Kennedy Space Center
April 23, 2002
Nineteen KSC Workers Honored By NASA Astronauts
Nineteen Kennedy Space Center (KSC) employees were recently presented with NASA's prestigious Silver Snoopy Award for service to the Space Shuttle astronauts.
Employees honored were Dann E. Oakland, NASA, Spaceport Services Directorate; Arthur W. Willett, NASA, Space Shuttle Processing Directorate; Gary L. Henderson, Michael S. Mohr, Bernard R. Taylor, Daniel R. Turkali, Michael S. Younglood, and George R. Zimbardo, United Space Alliance; Betsy Aheam, Michael A. Gordon, Joel A. McGinley, Stan Pengelly, and Douglas E. Thom, Boeing Human Space Flight & Exploration; Kathy C. Alderman, Sheryl Cooper, William C. Dunn, Dennis J. Reddecliff, and Lois Reinhart, Space Gateway Support; and William Shearmur, MacDonald Dettwiler Space and Advanced Robotics.
Awards were presented at KSC in March 2002. Astronaut T.J. Creamer presented awards to Alderman, Gordon, and McGinley. Astronaut Lee Archambault presented awards to Cooper, Dunn, Mohr, and Zimbardo. Astronaut Doug Hurley presented awards to Reddecliff, Reinhart, Taylor, Turkali, and Youngblood. Astronaut Bob Behnken presented awards to Pengelly and Thom. Astronaut John Herrington presented the award to Willett. Astronauts Marsha Ivans and Scott Horowitz presented the award to Aheam. Astronaut Kent Rominger presented the award to Oakland and STS-108 crew members, Dom Gorie, Mark Kelly, Linda Godwin and Daniel Tani presented the award to Henderson.
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 Silver Snoopy Award was created by the astronauts to honor persons who contribute most to the safety and success of human space flight.
The award is presented to no more than 1 percent of the space center's work force 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 received a framed certificate and a congratulatory letter signed by the presenting astronaut.
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