As space travel becomes more common and routine over the years, the big question isn’t whether humans will establish a colony on the moon or explore other planets, but whether they’ll send a cat into space.

Traditionally, cats have been on naval vessels to protect against rodents. While there might not be rodents in space, people can still use the comfort and pleasure that comes from being around a cat.

So perhaps in the future, the big news won’t be about landing on Mars or building a new space station but about bringing a cat into space and back down to Earth again. If cats can take over the Internet, imagine what they’ll do when they get into space?

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