Veronique AGI 47 Mug 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 odieorizons

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 Mugs

This sturdy white, glossy ceramic mug is a staple of any cupboard. The super versatile build means that you can take it anywhere - heat in the microwave and put it through the dishwasher as many times as you like, the quality will not fade. Available in either 11 oz and 15oz, dishwasher safe, microwave safe, printed in Los Angeles, CA.




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