Snoopy has a long history with space, and that continues with the Apple TV + show Snoopy in space, who sees Snoopy and the gang traveling through space. Outside the screen, astronaut Snoopy will embark on a very real journey around the moon, as an indicator of zero gravity in NASA’s Artemis I mission.
NASA’s Artemis program will bring people back to the surface of the Moon and will bring women and colored men for the first time.
However, before we are ready to launch human astronauts on the SLS rocket, a test drive is needed. This first launch is Artemis I, an unmanned mission around the moon that should be launched early next year.
Although there will be no human astronauts at the launch of Artemis I, the plush toy Astronaut Snoopy will be launched around the moon as part of the mission. Astronaut Snoopy will wear a space suit made of the same material as NASA’s astronauts. It will serve an important (and fun) purpose, because it will be an indicator of zero gravity. Plush is commonly used in spaceflight to be an interesting visual indicator of when astronauts will experience zero gravity. You may remember that the sequined dinosaur Tremor flew on Demo-II, and Baby Yoda on Crew-1.
This is a far cry from Snoopy’s first journey into space exploration. The connection between NASA and Peanuts originated in the 1960s. This connection led to Snoopy’s first intrusion into space travel, as the namesake of the Lunar Module for the Apollo X mission. Meanwhile, the command module was named Charlie Brown.
Snoopy in space season 2
In 2019, the series Snoopy in space debuted on Apple TV +. The second season of the show, Snoopy in space: The quest for life, follows Snoopy and Woodstock as they travel through space in search of signs of life, and premieres on Apple TV + today, November 12th.
The show included NASA’s contribution to creating entertaining and educational STEM content as the group travels to Mars, distant moons and beyond our solar system.
The content of Peanuts doesn’t stop there, as the GoNoodle educational content page will feature STEM educational videos and content based on Snoopy’s space exploration. This space content will arrive on the Take Care with Peanuts channel on November 15th.
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