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I saw your lovely message about the the children who made art about Felicette. I too was inspired by Felicette's story to make art. It was doing research for the print that I ran across your kickstarter campaign with only 48 hours left and was able to donate. Here is a link to the image I created:
I hope you enjoy it!
The e-mail will come from Kickstarter.com. I already received mine.
When we receive an email about a shipping address, what will the email address be? I want to be watching for it so that I don't miss it.
Wonderful news! We should know, and never forget, what Felicette and other animals have given us, nor should we forget that they had no choice in participation. They deserve to be remembered with respect.
Cats, France, Space--what's not to like?
Congratulations to everyone who helped to make this campaign a reality and a success.
Way to go!
I am so excited! Just yesterday I was looking at the campaign and feeling so sad that Felicette's story may remain obscure. It's awesome that we came together and pulled this off, now I've got an even better reason to brush up on my French and visit Paris :)
I do believe attending the dedication of the statue is next up on the things I want to do. Sounds like we might have a bit of a party.
Congratulations Matt and everyone who believed in this project! The world will finally know and remember Felicette's contribution to all of humankind.
Thank you backers and superbackers and cat people!
I am very happy that the project is successful, it was not won a week ago.
Félicette will have the recognition she deserves.
It would be nice if a maximum of contributors could go to the inauguration.
Her story is still sad, she came back in good health and they slept her instead of ensuring her a comfortable cat life as a reward for her forced participation in this experiment whose usefulness was questionable, Yuri Gagarin had been in the space before, and we knew we could physically go there.
so happy the project was fully funded and that Felicette will finally be forever remembered.
Three days ago, I knew nothing of Félicette’s story, but I’m thrilled that you were successful in sharing it and will soon to be commemorating it
I'm so happy!
Ask ESA if you can put the statue up there, tell them it's allready paid for.:)
Brilliant! I could not be happier for this outcome. Congratulations and thanks to all for making it happen.
Brilliant!!! So excited about this! I visited the Paris Science Museum Park @ Cite des Sciences a few years ago, perhaps that could be a good location to scout out? There are quite a lot of grounds around it and they might be up for it given the history.
Thanks for honoring her!!! Now to make it to Paris!!!
Matthew .. even before CBC here in Canada broadcast your story about Madam Felicette I knew in my mind she would get the recognition she fully deserves. Now I'm saving up to come to Paris and see her statue. Meow meow \\^,,^//
As a happy cat owner I am happy to be a part of something positive in contributing to a project like this considering her inhumane treatment at the end.
This makes me so happy..... finally! Félicette get the acknowledgement she well deserves. Here’s to you, Félicette, wherever you may be.
Our cats Harry and Halloween are "over the moon"! The Russian dog was a pioneer, but Felicette the cat lived to tell the "tail". So...who's smarter...?
Congratulations! I'm so pleased Félicette will be finally immortalized in space history!
Good luck. I'm glad this is happening. My kitties are happy too.
Best day ! Friday and felicette kickstarter done ! Congrats to all :)
Thanks a lot to have launched this idea at first. I am a space enthusiast, kind of very fond of that, plus I love cats ! I shared this campaign many times on social media (Facebook and Twitter) because I deeply wanted to this project came to success. That souvenir of Félicette made me emotional, a lot ! Thanks for her and thanks for the space History ! Look forward to meet her soon “personally” in Paris !
I know not all of us will end up on a plaque (still dithering for me) but I like to think that we have all made history (Cat History) during this campaign. Surprised to say: You guys made me eat my words (Hairball) again. Know that the statue will still take years to accomplish even after this campaign is over. The question will be: Who's going to be there for the ribbon-cutting?
My wife and I are proud parents of 3 cats, so this pulled at our heartstrings instantly. Even if there were no items of support, we still would have contributed. A huge thank you to all of those making this possible!!!
I'm so happy for Felicette, she totally deserves it.
OMGosh, best (slightly late) birthday present I could have woken up to, seeing that this was fully funded :D
I'm doing a happy dance for Felicette! \o/
Oh wow, great surprise to wake up to.
Knowing that we did it and Felicette will be recognized as a part of history, makes my heart sing. Just goes to show what people can do when they come together for a common goal. Congrats to us all. :-)
Woohoo we did it! Congrats everyone! :)
very nice that it worked. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures when the demo is finished. Very cool that there are so many people who care about this.
We've done it! I'm quite happy! As I said, this was the very first Kickstarter that I ever actually gave something to, however, I have very carefully followed one other.
And now the real work starts. I'm hoping and trusting that Matthew will keep us up to date here as things develop.
The best of congratulations to Matthew and everyone here! Félicette is looking down on us with pride, I'm sure!
@Andree - you will provide your address and other details once the Kickstarter closes.
Excellent! Glad this worked out - and kudos to everyone who has shared it to raise awareness.
GREAT!!! The goal has been reached for all us cat lovers! I just wonder how will I get the "autographed" postcard together with the enamels badges (according to my contribution) when I was never asked to provide my address details????
Yay! We did it!
I'm so happy it worked out after all ! Well done ! :)
Logging in to see that this has been funded in the last hours makes me so happy! Let's keep sharing!
This makes me happy ^_^
Very happy its been successful :)
This is brilliant news
I can't wait to see the final statue!
So glad it worked ! Thank you world !
I’m so pleased this project has reached its funding goal!
Wohoo! Just in the eleventh hour!