Those Magnificent Beasts In Their Flying Machines

by thoughtsonthedead

Here’s to Albert II, and Laika. Here’s to Ham and Enos, strapped into their Skinner chairs. To Belka and Strelka, and to Felicette. Here’s to a squirrel monkey named Gordo who beat a human named Gordo into space by five years.

Say a prayer for the reluctant astronauts.