http://i.gizmodo.com/05173385/shuttle+riding-bat-dies-the-most-glorious-death-imaginable Quote: Bereft of his ability to fly and with nowhere to go, a courageous bat climbed aboard our Discovery with stars in his weak little eyes. The launch commenced, and Spacebat trembled as his little mammalian body was gently pushed skyward. For the last time, he felt the primal joy of flight; for the first, the indescribable feeling of ascending toward his dream—a place far away from piercing screeches and crowded caves, stretching forever into fathomless blackness.Whether he was consumed in the exhaust flames or frozen solid in the stratosphere is of no concern to us. We know that Spacebat died, but his dream will live on in all of us. Hope it was a hell of a show, little guy
Crippled bat goes out in style
Awww.. poor little bat :frowning:
"Don't be a Dork! Wrap your Pork!"
I read on the LiveScience site, I think it was, that he wasn't the first bat to go for the ride. I think, it said, there have been a couple other.
There is no punishment. There is no reward. There are only consequences.
ok, that made me a little bit misty here... gimme a minute to gather myself together... must be someting in my eye
and there was light