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. But on launch day, the mischievous little beast went missing—and…
The blog WTF Bad Science Fiction Covers has declared Cats in Space Week, and these are just a few examples of the riches awaiting you over there. Although nothing can be better than the cat sitting in a space command chair that has a hole for its tail. Awww.
Space is the greatest mystery, and our ultimate challenge as a species. Cats, meanwhile, are our close allies and companions, who nevertheless remain a great cosmic mystery. Mash the two up, and you have endless fascination. Here's our favorite artwork showing cats... in space!
Astroblogger Leroy Chiao belongs to an elite, exclusive club of earthlings who have ventured into space. Also in that club? Animals. Lots of them. This is tribute to the world's bravest "astronimals."