Snoopy, “The Zero G Indicator”, launches on Artemis To Orbit The Moon

With the launch in the early hours of November 16, 2022, NASA’s Artemis I mission reaches space, there won’t be any astronauts aboard but a familiar face will be floating around the Orion capsule. Snoopy, the famous comic strip beagle, is serving as a “zero-gravity indicator” for the flight.

Artemis I is a test flight for NASA’s giant new Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft. The capsule will spend several weeks in space, swinging around the moon before returning to Earth – trying out a variety of things the space program hasn’t accomplished since the Apollo days, which is when the Snoopy-NASA association began.

Wyatt and Jonah watched…

…as Snoopy took off.