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Jennifer L. Holm

Should We Bring a Cat to Space?

For the first time since the shuttle program ended in 2011, two American astronauts went to space on an American spacecraft, SpaceX’s Dragon. The astronauts hung out at the International Space Station and returned safely back home. Next, NASA launched a new rover called Perseverance to Mars. And, of course, the United States officially has a Space Force now. There’s a nifty logo and motto: “Semper Supra” (Latin for “Always Above”). With all eyes turned to the stars, I began to wonder: should we bring a cat to space?

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