Veronique AGI 47 by Anne-Marie Byrd

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Artist Statement

"“When choosing a Space Mission I immediately wanted to do one involving animals. Despite being a vegetarian, and decidedly against animal testing, I find the stories of these first space explorers very compelling. I wonder how they felt, if their training really prepared them for the experience, and how they were changed afterwards – if they survived. We’ll never know, but we do owe a lot to these stalwart explorers who first went out of our atmosphere. They deserve our utmost respect and gratitude for their contribution to space travel. Felicette was found living on the streets of Paris, became the first cat in space, and landed safely back on earth unharmed. She must have been a spunky little gal! Merci, Felicette!” ~Anne-Marie" - Anne-Marie Byrd

About Space Horizons

Space Horizons is a new collection of mission patch designs for your favorite past, present and future missions to help engage a new generation in the excitement of extending humanity’s reach beyond Earth. Proceeds support Space Horizons, an innovative non profit that promotes interest in STEM education for minority and female students in underserved communities.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.