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Today, Félicette is a legend
We're not sure if she was ever offered any awards for her service, but what we do know is: she deserved them.
Although many people are unaware a cat was ever sent into space, her story getting overshadowed by others from the 60s, her legend does live on. You can even find clothes, stickers, and pins modeled after her!
In 2017, a British man named Matthew Serge Guy started a Kickstarter to fund a statute commemorating the brave feline. He says, "It's time for The Astrocat to get the memorial she rightly deserves."
Sources : Le Parisien , Focus.it, Slate