Archive for March, 2012

Launch day

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Today marks the third anniversary of the launch of STS-119. Three years ago, NASA tasked the space shuttle, Discovery, with putting the finishing touches on the International Space Station. That particular shuttle mission carried with it an unexpected stowaway, a small, free-tailed bat who clung to the external fuel tank during lift-off. In memory of that event, I offer you the untold story of that launch, and the fate of NASA’s first bat-stronaut, in my latest Fritz the Fox cartoon…2009: A Spacebat Odyssey.