The Spoils of Spaceflight

Space-faring artifacts sold at an April auction drew bucks big and small

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This lapel pin, which sold for $5185, flew on Apollo 13 and comes from astronaut Fred Haise’s collection. Snoopy was adopted as NASA’s “manned flight awareness” mascot to get kids and the public interested. Apollo crews took the pins with them into space, then gave them to members of the ground crew who exemplified exceptional support. Receiving a Snoopy pin was considered a high honor.
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