SNOOPY ASTRONAUT DOLLS, Signed by Stafford, Signed by Cernan
Lot 156
SNOOPY ASTRONAUT DOLLS–SYMBOLS OF THE APOLLO 10 LM CREW.
Sold for US$ 1,952 inc. premium
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The Space Sale New York
16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17402
Lot Details
SNOOPY ASTRONAUT DOLLS–SYMBOLS OF THE APOLLO 10 LM CREW.
Two Snoopy Astronaut dolls, produced in China by Determined Distributions of San Francisco for United Feature Syndicate, 1969, plastic and textile, each 10 inches tall. In original boxes.

The Peanuts comic strip character in a space suit - the helmets inscribed "Snoopy, LM-4 Call Sign, Tom Stafford, Apollo X Cdr, May 69" or "Snoopy LM-4 Gene Cernan, Apollo X LMP."
Snoopy was adopted by NASA with the full blessing of creator Charles Shultz as the Manned Flight Awareness (MFA) Program mascot. The program used Snoopy as a "spokesperson" to emphasize such topics as flight safety and good quality control during spacecraft manufacturing.
The Apollo X LM crew of Stafford and Cernan named their Lunar Module "Snoopy" partly to bring greater recognition of the MFA program. As symbols of their flight, the back of the dolls' helmets have been inscribed and signed by these astronauts. Apollo X Command Module Pilot John Young named his spacecraft "Charlie Brown."
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