The first cat in space was a French cat named Felicette (a.k.a. “Astrocat” what a brilliant name) In 1963, France sent the cat into outer space. Electrodes implanted in her brains sent neurological signals back to Earth. She survived the trip and landed back to earth safely. Go Astrocat! Although I definitly do not agree with electrodes being put in kitties, I do think its very cool that a cat made it to space and back. I hope she had a fabulous retirement after her big adventure. Love this animated cat photo too, just made me laugh. Image below is via MessyBeast.