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

RELEASE : 13-05
NASA Astronauts Honor 31 KSC Employees for Service
Thirty-one 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 is presented to no more than 1 percent of the Center's work force each year. Recipients are given a silver pin depicting the famous beagle wearing a spacesuit. 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.

Astronaut Lee Archambault recognized Hamilton Sundstrand employee Alan Dahlke.

The STS-115 crew recognized 28 employees. Astronaut Brent Jett presented the Silver Snoopy Award to NASA employees John T. Jackson and Matthew J. Carroll with the International Space Station Directorate, and Mark G. Femminineo with the Shuttle Processing Directorate. He also recognized USA employee Elhanon (E.W.) Hall.

Astronaut Chris Ferguson gave the award to USA employees Ferbbie Wheeler, Mark Ross, Cris Curtis, Alexander Pandelos, Jeffrey Lauffer, Jack Gardner and Bob Armstrong.

Astronaut Joe Tanner presented the award to USA employees Alford Lane, Kimberly Maggie, Peter Rand, Robert Caldwell, and William Parker.

Astronaut Daniel Burbank recognized Space Gateway Support employees Patrice Fulton, George R. Morris, Lynda R. Warnock, Alan G. Shirley and Jerome Player.

Astronaut Steven MacLean presented the award to USA employees Oliver Rye and Kathleen Vullo and Boeing NASA System employees Gloria Fuqua and Julius Brown.

Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanuyshybn-Piper gave the Silver Snoopy Award to NASA employees Richard Sharum of Information Technology, Laura McDaniel of Safety and Mission Assurance and John J. Branard.

Astronaut E. Michael Fincke recognized Christopher S. Forney and Robert L. Morrison of the Spaceport Engineering and Technology Directorate.

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 people who contribute most to the safety and success of human space flight.

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