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Astronaut Snoopy soars over Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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    Ground control to Astronaut Snoopy, we see you clearly over the streets of New York City for the 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This is Snoopy’s 43rd appearance in the parade since 1968 with his Flying Ace first appearance.

    Astronaut Snoopy flies over 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
    Snoopy Astronaut by Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

    Celebrating the wonder of space flight, Snoopy–the longest-running giant character balloon in the Macy’s Parade–will return to the sky above New York City decked out in astronaut gear. This balloon design marks the eighth version of Charles M. Schulz’s treasured comic character & was built to celebrate the legacy of Peanuts’ relationship to the Apollo missions & future space missions including Artemis 1, where Snoopy returns to space as the Zero Gravity Indicator.

    Tony M.