6/18-8/21 Stamford Museum and Nature Center

(Don't miss the trails, animals, and beautiful nature-based playground before or after the exhibit!!)

TO THE MOON: Snoopy Soars with NASA celebrates the Apollo 10 mission of May 1969, the dress rehearsal for the actual landing, which would take place in July of that year. The Apollo 10 crew had chosen to nickname their command and lunar modules Charlie Brown and Snoopy, respectively. 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."

This family-friendly exhibition responds to our visitors' sustained interest in astronomy and space exploration, as well as in the work of American cartoonists. It includes panels on the history of manned space exploration; video of the Apollo 10 crew; plush toys and other Snoopy collectibles; and a children's play area where children can don astronaut suits, and have their picture taken as astronaut standees. The exhibition will be enhanced by a display of a large-scale model of a lunar landing module, on loan from NASA, and several objects from the Museum's own astronomy collection.

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