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Lot #3313
Fred Haise's Apollo 13 Flown Snoopy Pin

Fred Haise's 'Silver Snoopy' pin carried around the moon

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Fred Haise's 'Silver Snoopy' pin carried around the moon

Fred Haise’s flown sterling ‘Silver Snoopy’ lapel pin, carried around the moon during the Apollo 13 mission. The pin measures approximately .5″ tall and is marked on the reverse with a lowercase “r,” stamped “Sterling,” and has raised text, “United Features Syndicate,” underneath the pin. Retains its original clutch back and includes its original plastic case. In fine condition.

Accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by Apollo 13 LMP Fred Haise, in full: "Accompanying this letter is a 'Silver Snoopy' lapel pin which was carried around the moon on Apollo 13 during April 11 to 17, 1970. The Peanuts comic strip character Snoopy is shown wearing a space suit. 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 which is now 37 years after the dramatic flight of Apollo 13. 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."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: #619 - Ended October 21, 2021