Friday, November 17, 2017

Felicette, First Cat In Space, Will Finally Get Memorial Statue

How wonderful that the Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a statue for Felicette, the first cat in space, was successful! Felicette was reported to have launched and returned to Earth alive on October 18, 1963, which sounds much more humane than what happened to Laika, the first dog in space. There were no plans to return Laika back home, and she is reported to have perished from heat and stress a few hours after reaching orbit on November 3, 1957. Felicette was launched by the French, and Laika was sent up by the Russians. 
Felicette, first cat in space

Laika, first living creature and first dog in space

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Lady Astronaut

I found "The Lady Astronaut" on Etsy. It is a beautiful piece of digital art created by Crystal Graziano of Los Angeles. It. Is. GORGEOUS!!!!

Friday, October 27, 2017

We Are Being Visited

   The object, called A/2017 U1, was first detected by a researcher at the University of Hawaii. It is moving at approximately 50,000 mph and was still 15 million miles away from Earth at its closest range on October 14.  NASA claims this may be the first time an interstellar object has been observed traveling through our solar system, and it is clearly on its way out. 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma Took All Of The Water Out Of The Bahamas

   My God, I have never seen anything like this! People living on Long Island in the Bahamas took video footage today, September 9, 2017, showing that the OCEAN IS MISSING! Long Island is approximately 366 miles southeast of Miami, which would be the equivalent of about a four-hour passenger flight. Hurricane Irma is expected to hit the southern tip of Florida by 8:00 tomorrow (Sunday) morning, although the Miami International Airport has already reported gusts of winds hitting 75 mph today. Several people have commented on the video that the ocean water missing like that can be an indication that a tsunami is coming. 
   In other news, a Florida Publix bakery employee named Kelly Higginbotham made several "Hurricane Irma" themed cakes for sale, to the delight of many and to the disgust of a few. (I thought they were beautiful.)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dedication To All The Racists, Homophobes, and Haters of The World


   After a horrible weekend in the U.S., I don't have many words to share. Our political leadership is worse than a joke; it is destructive and self-serving. Violence is escalating and young people are getting injured or killed. There's no need for this. 
   This video is my protest. So THANK YOU to the people who made it! 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Lady And Her Cat Astronaut

Another fantastic piece of space art by Daniel Freeman of Kaleidoclasm Art. In space, there is no up or down. Few animals make better pets than a cat. Plus their small size would make them ideal companions for a space colony. Not sure how well the catsuit would work, though. ;) 
This was happily commissioned by Jennifer Lewter.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Did You Notice The Fantastic Library In "Hellboy"?

I finally saw "Hellboy" (because I love Guillermo del Toro and I want to see all his movies!) and I want this library. I know the tank on the right is for the fish guy, but it would still be appreciated as a tank for regular fish.