WATCH: Snoopy Cleared for Blastoff During Astronaut Parade Festivities in Cocoa Beach

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ANNONCEMENT MADE SNOOPY WILL RETURN TO MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson talks with Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Executive Director Susan Tercero; and Executive Vice President of Peanuts Worldwide, Roz Nowicki, in Cocoa Beach after their announcement that Snoopy will be in the Macy’s Day Parade this year as an astronaut.

Snoopy, the world’s most beloved beagle returns to the sky above New York City for 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Announced today at a press conference following the Astronaut Parade & Street Fair in Cocoa Beach, along Florida’s Space Coast, Snoopy decked in Astronaut gear will celebrate the wonder of space flight, launching his new mission in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing this year and future missions to the moon and beyond.

Snoopy is the longest running giant character balloon in the Macy’s Parade and this newest design marks the eighth version of the beloved Charles M. Schulz comic character.

“Snoopy flying in the Macy’s Parade has become a tradition that fans from all over the world expect and have loved to enjoy for more than four decades,” said Jordan Dabby, producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

“This year’s flight will not only extend Snoopy’s record as the character with the most balloon designs to eight but will add a record-extending 40th flight in the Macy’s Parade line-up. We are thrilled that he is coming back dressed in the style of a modern-day Astronaut, after having first debuted as an Apollo Astronaut in the 1969 Macy’s Parade.”

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“When Peanuts signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA last year, we committed to working to bring the joys of space exploration and STEM into the lives of today’s kids, and to honoring the 2 legacy of Snoopy’s history with NASA,” said Roz Nowicki, executive vice-president, Peanuts
Worldwide.

“Astronaut Snoopy has flown to space in the form of the Silver Snoopy award, and we are thrilled that he will once again fly down the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route, inspiring fans of all ages to look up and engage in the excitement of space.”

In addition to celebrating the 50th year of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with his new guise resembling an Astronaut, Snoopy will also mark the 50th Anniversary of his first flight as an Astronaut in the 1969 Parade.

Snoopy made his debut in the 1968 Macy’s Parade and has been a crowd favorite ever since. Over the years Snoopy has taken on a variety of roles from an Astronaut (1969-1977) to an Ice Skater (1986-1987).

From 1988 to 1994 he appeared as Ice Skater Snoopy along with his pal Woodstock. From 1999 to 2001 he partied down Manhattan as Millennium Snoopy.

Snoopy’s favorite guise has been as the Flying Ace (1968, 1978-1985, 2006- 2011), hunting down the dreaded Red Baron.

Before taking up space flight once again, Snoopy with pal Woodstock perched on his head, took a few leisurely holiday flights down the 2.5-mile Parade route from 2013-2015.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation hosted an Astronaut Parade and Street Party on Saturday, July 13 in Downtown Cocoa Beach.

Designed by the artists of Macy’s Parade Studio in collaboration with the PEANUTS team, the newest Astronaut Snoopy is sure to live up to the incredible high-flying legacy of his predecessors.

Dressed in an orange flight suit and helmet similar to a modern Astronaut, Snoopy will set for the cosmos on Thanksgiving to delight more than 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million television viewers nationwide.

Joining the fun will be his PEANUTS pals including Charlie Brown who will ride on the Snoopy’s Doghouse float with a few special guests.

The 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC-TV, on Thursday, November 28, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson and Lisa Nicholas bring you the Astronaut Parade from Cocoa Beach, Florida; celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. 

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