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A statue to Félicette, the first cat in space.

A project in Paris, France by Matthew Serge Guy

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Over the last 54 years, the story of the first and only cat to go to space has been largely forgotten. She deserves a proper memorial.
Backers: 1141
Average Pledge Per Backer: £38

Funded: £43,324 of £40,000
Dates: Oct 18th -> Nov 17th (31 days)
Project By: Matthew Serge Guy
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We did it!

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a quick note to say thanks to everyone for making this Kickstarter a success. I'll follow up with a more in-depth post next week once the dust has settled, sharing how the campaign did and planning what's next for our project to build... (Read More)

Cat lovers, rejoice: Statue of the world’s first space cat to be erected in France

November 13th - via: hindustantimes.com
You may have heard of Laika the dog and Ham the chimpanzee who travelled to space, but did you know about Felicette, the only cat to have done so? An online campaign is currently raising funds to install a bronze statue of the forgotten feline astronaut in her country of birth. (Read More)

There's now a Kickstarter to build a statue in honour of Félicette, the first cat in space

November 10th - via: metro.co.uk
Ever heard of Félicette? No, you (probably) haven’t, because Félicette’s story is criminally under-reported, and Félicette is undervalued. Félicette was the first cat to ever go to Space. And yet she is not in our history books. There is no day dedicated to her greatness. There is not even a statue to honour her great accomplishment. One man wants to change that. (Read More)

Hit or miss, Félicette's story is out there.

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Kickstarters. I’ve had a few people reach out, quite rightly worried about hitting our funding goal. No need worry - I want you all to know that even if we’re unsuccessful, hopefully together we can aim to do something to remember... (Read More)

Crowdfunding a Memorial to Félicette, the First Cat Astronaut

November 3rd - via: hyperallergic.com
Félicette was one of many animals who were involuntary participants in the early stages of space exploration. The black-and-white cat was rocketed into space on October 18, 1963, by the French space program (Read More)

Recent press + a new reward

October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Kickstarters. We've had some great press over the last few days, with Félicette's campaign featuring in The Guardian, Huffington Post and Global News. And by popular request, we've now included another alternative reward for pledging £250, if... (Read More)

Félicette's campaign featured on France 24 last night

October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to everyone who's backed the campaign so far - we're 16% funded in just 24 hours! We were also featured on the national France 24 news channel last night!  Please continue to help us spread the word and let's build Félicette the statue she... (Read More)

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