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First cat in space statue

Friday, November 17, 2017 8:29
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A statue will soon stand in Paris honoring the first, and perhaps only, cat to fly into space. More than $57,000 was raised on Kickstarter to fund the bronze monument honoring Félicette, the black-and-white stray that France launched on a 15-minute suborbital spaceflight in October 1963. The crowdfunded memorial is intended to raise awareness of the oft-forgotten feline.

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