40 years since Snoopy went to the moon

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Snoopy, the irreverent dog from the "Peanuts" comic strip, took time from his World War I dogfights as world-famous flying ace to become a world-famous astronaut for NASA's Apollo 10 mission.

The beagle now has a 5-foot-tall statue at Florida's Kennedy Space Center to commemorate the flight, which launched 40 years ago this month and arrived at the moon on May 21, 1969. That's when the Snoopy lunar module and the Charlie Brown command module entered lunar orbit. Apollo 10 paved the way for Apollo 11 to land men on the moon.

"It went down in his life as one of the all-time highlights of his career," said Craig Schulz, son of Charles Schulz, the famed American comic strip writer who died in 2000...
http://www.space.com/entertainment/090515-apollo-snoopy.html

40 years! OMG!!! It is hard to believe that what was once the cutting edge of technology is now all but ancient history.
 

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There was a Peanuts cartoon showing Snoopy (the dog) landing on the moon, wearing a space helmet of course (but nothing else) …

1st frame: I did it! I'm the first beagle on the moon!

2nd frame: I beat the Americans!

3rd frame: I beat the Russians!

4th frame: I even beat that stupid cat that lives next door! :smile:
 
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Lol thats just great. I may have to take a special trip to see the statue.
 

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