NASA Invites Media to Meet Astronaut at Silver Snoopy Awards Ceremony

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NASA astronaut Shannon Walker will join the center’s acting director, Dr. jimmy kenyon to present 27 employees with the coveted Silver Snoopy Award on Thursday June 30at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

Walker will be available to speak briefly to the media about his career, as well as the importance of centers like Glenn to flight safety and mission success, at 12:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. with remarks from Kenyon and Walker ahead of the awards show.

To participate, media should contact John Witry at 216-433-5466 or [email protected] and plan to arrive at the main gate for badging no later than 12:10 p.m.

Walker served as a mission specialist on the Crew-1 SpaceX Crew Dragon, named Resilience, which landed May 2, 2021. She also served as a flight engineer on the International Space Station for Expedition 64 and Expedition 24/25, a long-duration mission that lasted 163 days. She was selected by NASA to be an astronaut in 2004.

An astronaut always presents the Silver Snoopy as it is the astronauts’ award for outstanding performance contributing to flight safety and mission success. Less than one percent of the aerospace program workforce receives it each year, making it a special honor. Recipients must have made a significant contribution to the human spaceflight program.

The prize is a sterling silver Snoopy lapel pin that flew into space, as well as a certificate of appreciation and a letter of congratulations for the employee, both signed by the astronaut.

For more information on Glenn, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/glenn

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