Appealing collection of unused Apollo Program stickers featuring astronaut Snoopy from Peanuts fame, which includes a set of six capsule-shaped "Project Apollo Recovery Team" stickers, an Apollo “VIP” sticker, an Apollo Launch Team sticker, an Apollo 11 Lunar Team sticker, an “Eyes on the Stars” sticker, and a sticker of Snoopy on his doghouse exclaiming “Report that man to Mission Control!!” Also included is an Apollo 14 insignia sticker with accompanying certificate issued to "All MSC Employees," an unused sheet of official insignia stickers for the Skylab program and its three missions, and a "Snoopy Astronaut Commemorative Coin," 1.5″ in diameter, produced by United Features in 1969, still sealed in the original cardboard display box. In overall very good to fine condition, with four of the ‘Recovery Team’ stickers bearing surface scuffing, as well as some green type on the front of each sticker, transferred from the back of other stickers in the pile.
The connection between the Apollo program and the Peanuts comic strip is well documented. The call signs for the Apollo 10 spacecraft were the names of characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy, the semi-official mascots of the famed 'dress rehearsal' Apollo mission, and Peanuts creator Charles Schulz also drew some mission-related artwork for NASA. From the personal collection of Paul Kruppenbacher, a member of the NASA Houston Landing and Recovery Division who trained Apollo astronauts in water recovery procedures and was deployed on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers for crew and spacecraft recovery operations.
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