NASA and Peanuts Worldwide announced the signing of a multi-year Space Act Agreement, building on a historic partnership that began during the Apollo missions of the 1960s, (CNW Group/Peanuts Worldwide)
Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang are teaming up with NASA to help get the next generation interested in science.
Back in the 1960s, “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz featured Snoopy “exploring” the moon. NASA responded by naming the lunar module Snoopy and the command module Charlie Brown for the Apollo 10 mission.
The space agency also has the “Silver Snoopy” award that is given by astronauts to other employees and contractors for work on human flight safety or mission successes.
Now through a Space Act Agreement, Snoopy will be featured on a STEM-based curriculum for students that focuses on deep space exploration. It will also involve interactive activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon. “Peanuts” will also introduce its space-themed activities during San Diego Comic-Con next week.