Apollo 10 astronaut Thomas Stafford, 1969.
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Stafford, wearing his spacesuit, is being shown a pennant bearing the cartoon character Snoopy. The code name for the Apollo 10 Lunar Module was Snoopy and that of the Command Module, Charlie Brown. Apollo 10, with astronauts Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan aboard, was launched on 18th May 1969 on a lunar orbital mision, the dres rehearsal for the Apollo 11 Moon landing mision which took place two months later.