Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week - April 1, 2012

Cats in Space: Internet Video Pokes Feline Fun at Cosmic Photos

Andy Freeberg

A hilarious video features a fictional character, named Brant Widgen, who works as an image enhancement engineer whose job primarily focuses on removing cats from the foreground of space photos. [Full Story]

NEXT: Spaceman-Turned-Politician Can Call Himself 'Astronaut' on Ballot

Spaceman-Turned-Politician Can Call Himself 'Astronaut' on Ballot

NASA/Kim Shiflett

Former NASA spaceflyer Jose Hernandez, who's now running for a seat in the U.S. Congress out of California, can call himself an astronaut on the ballot, a judge ruled Thursday (March 29). [Full Story]

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