Meet Felicette, the First Cat in Space

Cats… in… SPAAAAAACE!  I really like the image of a cat in a spacesuit, exploring the universe.  In fact, I’m telling my cats all the time to get out there and get a job.  And btw, it just occurred to me just how marginalized our kitty companions are.  I remember reading about the first dog in space — Laika.  But why are we just now learning about the first cat in space?!?!  All right.  I’m done with my two cents’ worth… for now.

Image: Felicette , Jim Cooke On October 18th, 1963, the Centre national d’études in France was set to send a small cat named Félix into space. After lagging behind its Soviet and American competitors, France was eager to stake its claim in the space race—with cats, for some reason. […]

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