Snoopy, the Zero G Indicator for the Artemis I mission, was delivered to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Dec. 2, 2021, before being loaded into the Orion spacecraft ahead of launch early next year. Zero gravity indicators are small items carried aboard spacecraft that provide a visual indicator when a spacecraft has reached the weightlessness of microgravity. Without astronauts aboard Orion, Snoopy will help share the journey with the world as he rides along in the cabin. This photo shows Snoopy looking at his ride to space which is currently stacked atop the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket inside the Vehicle Assembly Building.
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