by 1st Lt. Alicia Premo
45th Space Wing Public Affairs
9/25/2015 - PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- NASA
Astronauts Rex Walheim and Barry "Butch" Wilmore flew into Patrick Air
Force Base, Florida, Sept. 23, 2015 to present Don Shelton, 45th
Operations Group Detachment 3 deputy commander, the Silver Snoopy Award
for his dedicated service to Human Space Flight recovery operations.
The Silver Snoopy Award is an astronaut's personal award given to only
the top 1% of individuals who have made significant contributions toward
enhancing the probability of mission success, or made improvements in
design, administrative/technical/production techniques, business
systems, flight and/or systems safety or identification and correction
or preventive action for errors.
Shelton's wife Lisa and daughter Chelsey Sears attended the presentation
of the award, and Lisa pinned the silver snoopy onto Shelton's shirt.
Lt. Col. Mike McClure, 45th OG Detachment 3 commander, commended Shelton
for his contributions to America's Human Spaceflight program.
"It takes people like Don to truly make America's crewed-space program
what it is today, and will be in the future," said McClure. "His hard
work and dedication to our mission have enabled us to be successful in
doing what we do best -- keeping astronauts safe, thus enabling the next
generation of space exploration."