NASA and Peanuts will expand on their partnership agreement
NASA and Peanuts worldwide will start collaborating through their space act agreement in order to foment the youth of today to take an interest into STEM fields, technology, science and the cosmos, the two entities will create content in different media with the common theme of space.
“NASA’s venturing to the Moon and beyond with new missions that will push humanity’s reach farther into deep space,” said Mark Geyer, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, who signed the agreement on the agency’s behalf. “Engaging the public and sharing what we’re doing through partnerships with organizations that have a unique way of reaching people helps generate interest and curiosity about space in the next generation.”
The new efforts will include a STEM-based curriculum for students about America’s deep space exploration objectives and content for the celebration of the coming 50th year anniversary of the moon landing, but their first upcoming collaboration will be on Comic-Con International San Diego conference in July.
This partnership started back in 1960 in the Apollo missions with comic strips picturing snoopy on the Moon, and have shared a wholesome relationship ever since, with NASA naming the Apollo 10 lunar module Snoopy and the command module Charlie Brown.
Another NASA reference to Snoopy is their silver snoopy award,a high honor medal given to NASA employees and contractors for outstanding achievements related to human flight safety or mission success.