Before the first man landed on the moon, Charlie Brown and Snoopy soared through space with NASA’sApollo 10 mission in May 1969.
The crew ofApollo 10chose to nickname their command and lunar modules Charlie Brown and Snoopy, respectively. The flight ofApollo 10was the “dress rehearsal” for the lunar landing that was scheduled for July 1969. Astronauts Thomas Stafford and Eugene Cernan piloted “Snoopy” within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface as they scouted the landing area forApollo 11 while John Young orbited the moon in the command module “Charlie Brown.”
Charles Schulz’s involvement with NASA began a year earlier when he was approached by NASA with a request to use Snoopy as their safety mascot. The Silver Snoopy Award program was introduced to improve the safety record of NASA. Snoopy has been on the job for 50+ years and continues to this day in his role as NASA’s safety mascot.
This pin celebrates the 50th anniversary of the First Beagle on the Moon!
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Limited Edition enamel pin on a custom backing card
Hard enamel black nickel metal with 5 color fill and rubber clutch + custom back stamp on the back.