In celebration of the 50th
anniversary of the Apollo 10 mission, Johnson Space Center will be hosting a
Lessons and Legacies panel on Thursday, April 25 at 9 a.m. in the Teague
Auditorium. Topics discussed will include parallels between the Apollo 10
mission and modern spaceflight such as Orion, Gateway and the current mission
to return to the moon.
In celebration of the historic mission, NASA
has partnered with Peanuts Worldwide to bring STEM engagement to the world and
to bring Snoopy to JSC. At the event, a life-size Snoopy will take the stage
and be available for photos with employees after the events. There are rumors
that there may even be a Snoopy cake!
The partnership with Peanuts stems from The
Apollo 10 command and lunar modules being named Charlie Brown and Snoopy, after
Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters. Apollo 10 was the first crewed flight to
orbit around the moon. It was the fourth manned mission in the Apollo space
program and launched on May 18, 1969 with crew members General Thomas Stafford,
Eugene Cernan, and John Young.
Joining the stage will be panel members Apollo
10 Commander Thomas Stafford, current astronaut Randy Bresnik, Deputy Manager
of the Gateway Office Lara Kearney, and Apollo era propulsion engineer Bernie
Rosenbaum. The panel will be moderated by Assistant Manager to Orion’s Program
Office Annette Hasbrook.
This event is open to all
badged members of the JSC community and will conclude with a reception in the
lobby. Light refreshments will be provided by Starport. All Silver Snoopy
awardees are encouraged to wear their Silver Snoopy pins to the panel.
Later in the evening, Space Center Houston
will also be hosting a Thought Leaders Series with General Stafford from 7-8PM.
Reserve your free ticket to that event here.
Madison Mondich and Abbey Michaels
Johnson Space Center