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Mascot of the Apollo 10 LM Crew - signed
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LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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94
Mascot of the Apollo 10 LM Crew - signed
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Mascot of the Apollo 10 LM Crew - signed
Snoopy Astronaut doll, produced in China by Determined Distributions of San Francisco for United Feature Syndicate, 1969. Plastic and fabric, 10 inches tall. With the original display box.
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Catalogue Note

INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Apollo 10 Lunar Module Pilot Gene Cernan: "Snoopy, LM-4, GENE CERNAN, Apollo X LMP" on the back of Snoopy’s helmet.

From the Peanuts comic strip, the beagle Snoopy in a space suit and helmet. Peanuts creator Charles Schulz gave his full blessing to NASA for Snoopy to be adopted as the mascot for the Manned Flight Awareness (MFA) Program. MFA 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 Commander Tom Stafford and Gene Cernan named their Lunar Module Snoopy partly to bring greater recognition to the MFA program. In the same spirit, Apollo X Command Module Pilot John Young named his spacecraft Charlie Brown.

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