Aug 26, 2022

A Sheep, A Dog And Four Tiny ‘Humans’ Are About To Go To Space As NASA’s Moon Mission Prepares For Blast-Off

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Two much-loved characters and some LEGO minifigures have been assigned to NASA’s Artemis I mission to the Moon. Shaun The Sheep and Snoopy are scheduled to lift-off during a two-hour window that opens at 8:33 a.m. EDT on Monday, August 29. If all goes to plan they’ll flyby the Moon and eventually return to Earth in the Orion spacecraft 42 days later.

This won’t be Snoopy’s first trip to space, having orbited Earth in a Space Shuttle in 1990. Snoopy will go to space this time as a visual indicator when a spacecraft has reached the weightlessness of microgravity. Interior cameras will capture the moment when Snoopy floats.

In the abscence of humans on NASA’s Artemis-1 mission around the Moon a cute selection of pop dolls, characters and “moonikins” will go to space.

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