I know NASA have used animals in the early years of Space Flights. Now they have sent up rats, insects, fish, bugs and what have you.
I have always wonder what a cat would do in space knowing if you drop a cat from an elevation, the cat usually lands on its feet. What would happen if you push a cat across the insides of a zero gravity spacecraft? Would it twist and turn to land on its feet on the opposite wall? Would it just float across and hit the wall on its backside or side? Or would it bounce off the wall?
Hi! I bet you could test if the buttered cat engine works also in absence of gravity... or... it may workwithut the buttered toast slice given that the cat is supposed to aways fall upright and by now there's no longer an upright position ...
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CAT IN SPACE...
It looks like the cat may be able to land on it feet in space after all. Not enough film footage on UTube to confirm or shows the action completely. First the person on the left threw or pushed the cat across the space quite hard causing the cat to hit the side of the aircraft with it head. It looks like the cat was attempting to twist and turn to land on its feet but hit the wall first with its head, then bounced off twisting and turning I guess as the cat was approaching the wall it was trying to turn and twist so that the feet would land first.
The second attempt to push the cat across the space, the person push the cat with the feet already feet first. It looks like the cat did land on its feet this time. Then it bounced off the wall and started to twist and fall to the floor of the aircraft. I guess there is still some gravity pull during the flight. Again, it looks like the cat was trying to twist and turn its body so that it would land on its feet. Then it bounced off the floor and did some more twists and turns to get in position to land on its feet again. It looks like as the cat approaches a surface of anytype, it will attempt to put its body in position to land on its feet.
I wish there were more footage of a cat just floating in space and not being thrown or pushed across the aircraft. The 21 seconds were just not enough.
Anyway thanks for the footage
Many of the lithe-bodied fissiped mammals have retractile claws and it best to take precautions when they're accompanying you on their first trip into space!