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In Space, No One Can Hear You Meow — A Sad Tale (Tail?) of the First Cat in Space

In 1963, the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a space race, as each nation attempted to dominate the region above Earth. Fueled by the Cold War, and Kennedy’s famous moon speech from 1962, both superpowers put their best minds toward a drive to place humans on the Moon. That race was, of course, won by the United States when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked across the lunar surface in July 1969. Meanwhile, in France, the world’s third civilian space program set their eyes on another space traveler…

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