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THE SILVER SNOOPY AWARD

1970

5 October

THE SILVER SNOOPY AWARD

As a mark of gratitude for its contributions to “the success of human space flight missions”, as well as to the successful return of the Apollo 13 crew, OMEGA was presented with the “Silver Snoopy Award” in 1970 – a sterling silver lapel pin and certificate that represented the highest distinction awarded by NASA astronauts.

When the award was first created, Snoopy was chosen as its mascot because of his ability to keep things light in serious situations. According to NASA, Snoopy would “emphasize mission success and act as a watchdog”. The award is proudly displayed at the OMEGA Museum in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

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Astronaut Thomas Stafford hands the Silver Snoopy Award to Hans Widmer, OMEGA’s technical manager
The Silver Snoopy Award received by OMEGA
The Silver Snoopy Award
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