SNOOPY LAPEL PIN CARRIED ON APOLLO 13.
Lot 244
SNOOPY LAPEL PIN CARRIED ON APOLLO 13.
Sold for US$ 2,196 inc. premium
Auction Details
The Space Sale New York
16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

Auction 17402
Lot Details
SNOOPY LAPEL PIN CARRIED ON APOLLO 13.
Flown Snoopy Lapel Pin, sterling silver, approximately ½ inch tall. Features the Peanuts comic strip character Snoopy wearing a space suit.

Accompanied by a Typed Letter Signed by Fred W. Haise, which reads in part: "Accompanying this letter is a "Silver Snoopy" lapel pin which was carried around the moon on Apollo 13 during April 11 to 17, 1970 ... Snoopy was adopted as the official NASA Manned Flight Awareness (MFA) mascot early in the Apollo Program. These pins were awarded personally by an Astronaut to workers throughout the Apollo Program, both within NASA as well as contractors. These individuals were judged to have performed outstanding service toward the success of the Mission.
This 'Silver Snoopy' has been in my personal space artifact collection since 1970 ... The flight was scheduled to be the third manned lunar landing mission, but those plans were aborted due to an oxygen tank explosion in the Service Module. James Lovell, Jack Swigert, and myself used the Lunar Module as a 'life boat' during the four day flight around the moon and back to earth."
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