Hello Kitty in Space!

Hello Kitty in Space!

Japanese novelty manufacturer Sanrio has put a 1.6-inch-tall Hello Kitty figure into space on board a Hodoyoshi-3 satellite to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the fictional feline’s introduction.

Of course, this isn’t Kitty’s first space trip. Last year Lauren Rojas of Antioch, California launched Hello Kitty 93,625 feet into space as a seventh grade science fair project.

More:

“Out of this world Kitty,” AFP via Business World Online

“Hello Kitty Is Watching Over Us From Space,” Anime Network

“Hello Kitty Is in Space and Wants Your Messages,” Tariq Malik, Space.com

“Hello Kitty at 40: The cat that conquered the world,” Michael Fitzpatrick, BBC Cutlure

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