Snoopy and NASA's relationship goes back to the beginning of the Apollo missions when the late Charles M. Schulz gave his permission for NASA to use Snoopy as a symbol for promoting safety.
Over the years, the Peanuts character known as Snoopy has become somewhat commonplace within NASA. Snoopy can be seen on clothing, mugs, as well as, many other items.
In 1968 NASA introduced the "Silver Snoopy" award. This award is given annually to less than 1% of the aerospace program workforce. NASA Employees and contractors can receive this award in recognition of outstanding achievements related to human flight safety and mission success. The award is especially cool due to the fact that the award is personally presented by a NASA astronaut!