What does the world’s first beagle to land on the moon do for an encore? Explore the remainder of the universe, after all.
Snoopy, the Peanuts’ cartoon character and long-standing NASA mascot, is again on Apple TV+ for a second season of “Snoopy in Space,” the award-winning animated collection developed in partnership with the space company. The present goals to encourage college students to take up a ardour for space exploration and STEM (science, know-how, engineering and arithmetic) fields.
Season two premieres today (Nov. 12) with all 12 episodes obtainable to stream.
In the first season of “Snoopy in Space,” which debuted two years in the past, the Peanuts gang toured Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston, the place Snoopy achieved his dream of turning into an astronaut, launching on missions to the International Space Station and the moon. In season two, Charlie Brown, Franklin, Marcie, Linus and the remainder of the gang are again at NASA as Snoopy tackles some of the compelling mysteries of humankind: is there life on the market within the universe?
“Snoopy and his friends bring NASA’s most exciting current research to life, from searching for traces of ice and ancient fossils on Mars, to drilling into oceans hidden inside of distant moons, and even seeking out exoplanets far beyond our own solar system,” Apple TV+ described in a launch. “Of course, like any good road trip, Snoopy and Woodstock’s journey includes lots of extra adventures along the way.”
“This season’s focus on space is through the lens of ‘The Search for Life,’ highlighting the scientific processes and technology behind space exploration, the need for resilience when facing setbacks, and the importance of imagination when trying to find creative solutions,” the discharge learn.
“Snoopy in Space: The Search for Life,” produced by WildBrain, builds upon a partnership between NASA and Peanuts Worldwide to make use of Snoopy and the opposite characters created by the late Charles M. Schulz to assist promote NASA’s deep space exploration missions and its efforts to interact college students. Now in its fourth 12 months, the academic outreach settlement expands an ongoing collaboration that has had Snoopy serving as a security mascot for NASA’s workforce.
For greater than 50 years, NASA has introduced the “Silver Snoopy” award to its workers and contractors who’ve contributed to mission security and success in human spaceflight. “Snoopy” and “Charlie Brown” additionally served because the astronaut-chosen name indicators for the Apollo 10 spacecraft throughout the 1969 mission that served as a costume rehearsal for the primary moon touchdown.
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Under the brand new settlement, along with the “Snoopy in Space” animated collection, the intrepid beagle has appeared clad in an orange spacesuit on a brand new line of attire and merchandise, in children’ books, as a McDonald’s Happy Meal toy and as a large character balloon within the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (returning once more this 12 months on Nov. 25).
To accompany the discharge of “Snoopy in Space: The Search for Life,” Apple TV+ has launched the “DIY Snoopy Space Lab,” a set of three STEM “missions” that children can do at house, together with making galaxy slime, constructing a satellite, and creating your very personal moon sand. The directions for every could be discovered now on the Apple TV YouTube channel.