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Amber Marek                                                                                                                  May 26, 2004
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone:  321/867-2468)

KSC Release No. 34-04

Thirteen KSC Workers Earn Prestigious Silver Snoopy Award

Thirteen civil service and contractor employees at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., recently were presented with NASA's prestigious Silver Snoopy Award for service to Space Shuttle astronauts. The award was created by the astronauts to honor people who contribute most to the safety and success of human space flight.

Civil Service employee Charles L. Davis of the Spaceport Services Directorate was honored with the award.

Contractor employees honored were: Christopher D. Vaughn, Larry Carr, Wanda J. Rucker and Edward L. Coyle of Space Gateway Support; Daniel R. Sweety, Ed Simpson, Christine Layne, William Voigt and Julie Anderson with The Boeing Company NASA Systems; Mary A. Neville of ASRC Aerospace Corporation; and Paul A. Hollis and Kelvin L. Polk with United Space Alliance.

Astronaut Butch Wilmore presented awards to Davis, Simpson, Anderson, Voigt, Layne, Neville and Hollis; astronaut Bob Behnken presented to Polk and Sweety; and astronaut Doug Hurley presented to Carr, Coyle, Rucker and Vaughn.

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 award is presented to no more than 1 percent of the Space Center's workforce 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 receive a framed certificate and a congratulatory letter signed by the presenting astronaut.


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