Space and Halloween - can there be a better combination of awesome themes?!?! We present Félicette the first and only cat that went to space...and came back alive. Wait what? Well, if you wanna know more you gotta read the Story Behind the Design section;)
These cute Halloween cat earrings feature couple of studs - Félicette, the famed space feline, and the moon she glimpsed from her little space capsule window. And as the last crescent of the waning moon was slowly disappearing they both decided to keep the light going and GLOW-IN-THE-DARK. These quirky Halloween studs will make your outfit complete and skillfully eerie.
These kitty cat earrings are a great cat lover gift or a fun addition o your goth inspired outfit.
Featuring black and luminous acrylic, these unique earrings are handmade in Australia...where we just installed the first space laser optical ground station in southern hemisphere.
Story Behind the Design
The story of Félicette, the first and only feline to ever travel to space
On the 18th of October 1963 Félicette swished her long tail and elegantly boarded the Véronique AG1 rocket. She counted down the launch and flew over 150kms above the Earth. She briefly experienced weightlessness, travelled six times the speed of sound and licked through 9.5 g's of force. Fifteen minutes after take off, she safely and gracefully returned to Earth by parachuting down in her little space capsule — alive and well.
What wasn't so graceful though? The mad human scientist implanted electrodes onto her skull so they could monitor her neurological activity throughout the flight. They sent electrical impulses to her brain and leg during the flight to stimulate responses. Couldn't we just leave the cat to enjoy the view? I'm sure neither Bransen, Bezos nor Musk were getting any electric shocks on their space adventures!
The unsuspecting stray kitty lifted from the back alleys of Paris became a space cat celebrity. Unfortunately for Félicette, her fame has been dominated by the many dogs and monkeys that visited the space too.
These handmade earrings are made from laser cut acrylic.
Félicette the Cat stud earrings measure:
1.3cm/0.5 inch wide
1.3cm/0.5 inch high
Scroll through the product images to see what they look like and how they fit on my (I'd say standard size) earlobes.
This product is produced from an original design and is hand assembled, painted and finished. As a result, there may be slight variations from piece to piece, making each pair as special as their owner.
Products are wrapped in tissue paper and packaged in a DayNightDusk post box. If you are buying this product as a gift, a greeting card can be added to the order at check out.