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‘All Systems Are Go’ with Charlie Brown and friends is coming to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

by Susan and Simon Veness

“All Systems Are Go” immersive edutainment experience featuring popular “Peanuts” characters will take guests on a journey through NASA’s history, the Artemis missions, and the future of space travel.

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Photos and graphic courtesy of Kennedy Space Center

During the 20-minute, family-friendly live show, “Peanuts” characters Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Lucy, Franklin, and Schroeder will appear as five-foot-tall articulated puppets as they narrate historic moments in NASA history, including the upcoming landing of the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, and how a long-term presence will be established there.

The experience adds another new element to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and is targeted to arrive at the Universe Theater in spring 2023. The show will run daily.

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Ella Louise Allaire, CEO & Founder of Monlove, and Chief Content Officer Martin Lord Ferguson, creators and executive producers of the live show, said, “We are over the Moon at the opportunity to work with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Peanuts Worldwide on this project to conceive a world-class experience that will both entertain and educate the audience about what NASA has achieved and will pursue in the future. The creative potential for telling this larger-than-life story through the eyes of the fabled ‘Peanuts’ characters is as vast and exciting as space itself.”

The 300-seat Universe Theater will become even more immersive as Monlove adds elements such as Dolby Atmos sound, motorized scrims, and integrated laser projectors. Composers Allaire and Ferguson will create an original score featuring an “eclectic mix” of orchestral, contemporary, and jazz music.

Chief Operating Officer at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Therrin Protze added, “We’re thrilled to partner with Monlove to bring the world’s most beloved ‘Peanuts’ characters to the stage in ‘All Systems Are Go’ at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Guests of all ages will love the experience from start to finish.”

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This isn’t the first time Snoopy and his pals have been part of a NASA project. “Peanuts has had a long association with space, starting with NASA’s Apollo 10 mission in the 1960’s to Snoopy being the zero-gravity indicator on the upcoming launch of Artemis I,” said Craig Herman, vice president, Global Brand Experiences & Publishing, Peanuts Worldwide. “This joint effort between Monlove, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and Peanuts Worldwide is a fantastic avenue for fans to learn about ‘Peanuts’ and NASA’s storied history as well as experience Charles Schulz’s iconic characters in a new and exciting way.”

As an added interactive twist to the show, guests can use their smartphones to scan the theater’s interior and discover space elements and a special music sequence.

“All Systems Are Go” is included with admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

For more information visit KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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