|For Release: Sept. 13, 1995
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Release No. 95-90
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Astronaut to Present "Silver Snoopy" Space Award to NASA
Quick Look: Astronaut Wendy Lawrence will present awards
to five NASA Langley employees for their outstanding contributions
to the U.S. manned space program. Navy Lt. Cmdr.
Lawrence will present the Silver Snoopy awards at 10:30
a.m. Friday, Sept. 15 at the NASA Langley Pearl Young Theater, 5 N.
Dryden St. Lawrence will also make a presentation to students at
Hunt-Mapp Middle School, the Portsmouth magnet school for science,
math and technology, at 1 p.m.
Astronaut Wendy Lawrence will present five Silver Snoopy awards
to NASA Langley Research Center employees at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15.
The Silver Snoopy awards began with the Apollo program as a way of
recognizing individual workers who contribute to the success of the
U.S. manned space program. The Silver Snoopy is based on the dog in
Charles Schulz Peanuts comic strip.
The five Silver Snoopy award winners are Junilla Applin and
Patrick Troutman, Hampton; Dr. Peter A. Gnoffo, Newport News;
Curtis R. Regan, Norfolk; and Richard Couch, Matthews County.
Lawrence will also participate in a school assembly at the
Hunt-Mapp Middle School in Portsmouth at 1 p.m. During the
assembly, Lawrence will show video and photographs taken during her
record-breaking 16-day space mission and discuss science careers
with the students. Hunt-Mapp Middle School is the Portsmouth magnet
school for science, math and technology.
Lawrence was a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle
Endeavour (STS-67) in March. Lawrence is a 1981 graduate of the
U.S. Naval Academy and has a master's degree in ocean engineering
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lawrence has more
than 1,500 hours of flight time in six different types of
helicopters and has made more than 800 shipboard landings. Lawrence
was selected as an astronaut in August 1992.
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