The 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is on. With balloons and floats and the whole works. One of the highlights of today’s parade is Astronaut Snoopy. Here is some info about the parade and some images and videos of Astronaut Snoopy.
Hope you and your loved ones, especially the young ones, get a chance to enjoy this great American tradition. Perhaps, it will help the conversation at the dinner table be more civil and constructive.
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing, the world’s most beloved beagle is getting an out-of-this world makeover for 2019. Go @Snoopy, go! #MacysParadehttps://t.co/sDmKo3OnKL pic.twitter.com/QYGsGf6tya
— Macy's (@Macys) November 27, 2019
Earlier, there was some uncertainty whether the weather will allow balloons to fly.
With gusty winds forecast for New York City's Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, it remains unclear whether Astronaut Snoopy, Smokey Bear, Olaf and the other 13 character balloons will be able to take flight. https://t.co/MVHnqJvkaI
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 27, 2019
But the all-clear signal came soon –
Hey Astronaut Snoopy, we are clear for take-off!
Did you know that each balloon at the Thanksgiving Day Parade has an NYPD supervisor assigned to it? They train with @Macys to ensure the safety of everyone, and they have given us the “all clear” for this morning!#MacysDayParade pic.twitter.com/6Ff3XmSaNH
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 28, 2019
The weather cooperated and the balloons came out. So did Snoopy.
— Kristie Keleshian (@KristieKNews) November 28, 2019
More pictures –
— Ali Zaslav (@alizaslav) November 28, 2019
Astronaut Snoopy sure travels fast 😄
As we work to return astronauts to the Moon with our Artemis program, #AstronautSnoopy is on orbit aboard the @Space_Station with @Astro_Jessica & @Astro_Christina to celebrate Thanksgiving. Discover the @ISS_Research they're working on in microgravity: https://t.co/SnBnLyDNLz pic.twitter.com/vJSbWuUXEM
— NASA (@NASA) November 28, 2019
Snoopy has flown the skies at the parade before, as the Flying Ace 😄
— PEANUTS (@Snoopy) November 28, 2019
A Thanksgiving message from space –
The three NASA astronauts on board the station, @Astro_Christina, @Astro_Jessica and @AstroDrewMorgan, share what #Thanksgiving means to them and get a look at what the holiday in space will be like in 2019. pic.twitter.com/fEgZIHIrf7
— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) November 25, 2019
NASA has collaborated with Peanuts over the years as a way to get students excited about science.
From www.nasa.gov/… –
In 2018, NASA and Peanuts have collaborated over the past year leading up to the Apollo 10 anniversary with STEM activities, a mini-documentary and other new products that share the excitement of science, technology, engineering and math with the next generation of explorers. The collaboration, formalized though a Space Act Agreement, provides an opportunity to update the Snoopy character by Charles M. Schulz, for space-themed programming with content about NASA’s deep space exploration missions, 50 years after its initial collaboration began during the Apollo era.
Fun fact: #AstronautSnoopy made his first debut in the #ThanksgivingDayParade in 1969. 🎈👨🚀✨ Working with @Snoopy for decades, we have a long history of partnership in our safety and human space flight awareness program. Take a look: https://t.co/1KSTkjfxap pic.twitter.com/J22FwisDGQ
— NASA (@NASA) November 28, 2019
Some more images of NASA astronauts with Snoopy –
— Bloomberg TicToc (@TicToc) July 17, 2018
First image above: Headed for the launch pad, Apollo 10 Commander Tom Stafford pats the nose of a stuffed Snoopy held by Jamye Flowers (Coplin), astronaut Gordon Cooper’s secretary.
Second image: Astronaut Tom Stafford, wearing his spacesuit, is being shown a pennant bearing Snoopy. The Apollo 10 Lunar Module was named Snoopy and the command module was named Charlie Brown.
Here is link to one of the livestreams.
Verizon has an interesting 360 degree webcast, where you can pan 360 degrees during the live video.
But wait, there’s more …
There is Broadway at the Thanksgiving Parade, a real treat.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!