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Amber Marek                                                                                                                  June 9, 2004
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone:  321/867-2468)

KSC Release No. 36-04

Chuck Davis Receives Honorary Award From NASA Astronaut

Chuck Davis was among 13 Kennedy Space Center employees recently honored with the prestigious Silver Snoopy award for their service to Space Shuttle astronauts.

Davis, a storable propellants engineer, was the only civil service worker to receive the award. He works for NASA under the Spaceport Services Directorate. At KSC, Davis serves as a systems and fluids engineer for rocket propellants used primarily for in-space propulsion. He is responsible for ground support equipment design, operation and maintenance and he leads the team that loads propellant onboard NASA spacecraft missions.

Astronaut Butch Wilmore presented the award to Davis for the exceptional manner in which he carried out his responsibilities and for exceeding normal requirements, therefore demonstrating pride in his work. Davis was shocked to receive the Silver Snoopy. Attending the presentation was his wife, son and mother, who came from Georgia for the presentation.

The Silver Snoopy Award is presented by the astronaut corps to individuals that contribute the most to the safety and success of human space flight. Only 1 percent of all KSC employees are awarded annually.

The award is a silver pin depicting Snoopy, the famous "Peanuts" character, wearing a spacesuit. All pins have flown on previous Space Shuttle missions. The awardees also receive a framed certificate and congratulatory letter signed by the presenting astronaut.

Davis was born in Savannah, Ga., where he graduated in 1978 from AE Beach High School. He attended Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was awarded a degree in mechanical engineering in 1982.

Davis lives with his wife, Kathy, in Merritt Island, Fla. They have two children: Chelsea Leigh, 15, and Garrett, 13. His parents, Charles and Lynn Davis, still reside in Savannah.

 

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