Book To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA
Just before the first man landed on the moon, Charlie Brown and Snoopy soared through space with NASA’s Apollo 10 mission in May 1969. The exhibition To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA examines the history of Apollo 10 and the Peanuts characters’ role in that flight and in the NASA Manned Flight Awareness safety program.
It is difficult to imagine—although some remember it well—the excitement that the race for the moon invoked fifty years ago. As the decade of the 1960s was coming to a close, America and the rest of the world waited with great anticipation to see if NASA could achieve President John F. Kennedy’s challenge, put forth in May 1961, of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Consequently, it was a very great honor, indeed, when the crew of Apollo 10 chose to nickname their command and lunar modules Charlie Brown and Snoopy, respectively. The flight of Apollo 10 in May 1969 was the “dress rehearsal” for the lunar landing that was scheduled for July 1969. Astronauts Thomas Stafford and Eugene Cernan piloted “Snoopy” within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface as they scouted the landing area for Apollo 11 while John Young orbited the moon in the command module “Charlie Brown.”
Charles Schulz’s involvement with NASA began a year earlier than the 1969 flight of Apollo 10 when he was approached by NASA with a request to use Snoopy as their safety mascot. The Silver Snoopy Award program was instituted to improve the safety record of NASA employees and contractors. It proved to be a huge success with the astronauts and the employees. The Silver Snoopy pin is a much-coveted award. Snoopy has been on the job for 50 plus years and continues to this day in his role as NASA’s safety mascot.
All art and exhibition text is provided digitally, to be printed, mounted, and displayed by the client following guidelines that will be provided. Each digital file has been formatted to the optimal resolution and printed dimensions.
For detailed project descriptions, images, checklists, and current information, contact Natasha Cochran, Traveling Exhibitions Manager, at email@example.com or (707) 579-4452, ext. 284.
To The Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA Tour Specifics
|Non-Profit Rental Fee||$5,000|
|Booking Period||12 weeks|
|Digital Files||25 object files including Peanuts strips, photographs and ephemera, 21 text and graphic panels, 17 object labels, 2 videos and access to media/graphic images|
|Size||1,500 to 2,000 square feet recommended (170 linear feet)|
|Availability||starting April 2019|
To The Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA Tour Itinerary
The dates below reflect a minimum 12-week booking; additional weeks are available. All tour dates are subject to change. Please contact us for current availability.
|Start Date||End Date||Host Institution||Status|
|6/3/2019||7/27/2019||DOWNTOWN HUNTSVILLE LIBRARY
|7/4/2019||9/6/2019||THE ELLIOTT MUSEUM
|7/18/2019||7/21/2019||PEANUTS POP-UP SHOP AT BUBBLES BOUTIQUE
San Diego, California
|7/20/2019||TBD||SCIENCE CENTRE SINGAPORE
|10/17/2019||3/1/2020||LOTTE MUSEUM OF ART
Seoul, South Korea
|11/16/2019||5/30/2020||CAPE FEAR MUSEUM
Wilmington, North Carolina
|11/12/2021||1/30/2022||NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NUCLEAR SCIENCE & HISTORY
Albuquerque, New Mexico