Beloved Peanuts character Snoopy is headed to space on NASA’s Artemis I Moon mission, and it’s not just to keep astronauts company. The famous beagle will be used as a zero gravity indicator, which is essentially a small item carried aboard spacecraft that provide a visual indicator when it has reached the weightlessness of microgravity. Snoopy will be wearing a custom orange flight suit, complete with gloves, boots, and a NASA patch. Read more for another picture and additional information.
The Peanuts and NASA partnership doesn’t end there, as they will also be releasing a new suite of curriculum and short videos with its partner, GoNoodle, to encourage kids to learn about gravity, teamwork, as well as space exploration. Aside from the plush and Sliver Snoopy pins, a pen nib from Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts studio is set to make the journey on Artemis I covered in a space themed comic strip.
- Bring to life the rocket launch that took humans to the moon with the meter-high (approximately 1: 110 scale) model rocket of the NASA Apollo Saturn V
- The Saturn V rocket kit includes 3 removable rocket stages (first, s-ii second, and s-ivb third) below the launch escape system, command and service module; Plus, there are 2 minifigures to accompany the Lunar Lander and splashdown rocket toy
- After building the Saturn V rocket, you can display the spacecraft horizontally with 3 stands; The Lunar Lander docks with the command and service modules while the Lunar Orbiter sends the rocket into space
- Recreate space adventures with this NASA toy and action figures based off of the included booklet about the manned Apollo Moon missions and the fan designers of this build and play set
- This spaceship toy measures over 39-inches (100cm) high and 6-inches (17cm) in diameter; It includes 1,969 pieces and is ideal for boys and girls 14 years or older
Astronaut Snoopy launched to the station aboard a Cygnus spacecraft on Northrop Grumman’s 12th cargo resupply mission. In the parade and on the space station, Snoopy sported a spacesuit modeled after NASA’s Orion Crew Survival System, which is worn by astronauts while inside the Orion spacecraft on Artemis missions to the Moon. The Astronaut Snoopy balloon will appear again in the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” said NASA.