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The first part of this article talks about Iran possibly sending a cat up in a rocket to prove they have missile technology. The better part of the article comes later when they recap the actual history of cats in space, with cool pictures, too. Here’s a sample:
"The first cat in space was actually launched by France atop a Veronique AGI sub-orbital rocket 50 years ago this month on October 18th, 1963…. The story goes that Felix, the original cat slated for the flight, escaped just prior to launch from the Sahara desert Hammaguir test site in Algeria, and was replaced by the “backup crew,” a female cat named Felicette. Felicette survived the 15 minute flight, reaching an apogee of 217 kilometres. A follow-up launch of a second cat six days later wasn’t so lucky.”
Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/105215/is-iran-really-planning-on-sending-a-cat-into-space/#ixzz2hAkmkFxS
The Government Shutdown explained in the best way.