On 4 March 2020, David Christoffel invited the poetess and researcher at the CNRS (French National Scientific Research Centre) Nathalie Blanc to address the issue: Who is eligible for Space travel? The history of the Space adventure sustains the claim that going to Space is reserved for a few heroes whose body and soul have been fine-tuned through intense training. This era of pioneers is behind us and other people once deemed less appropriate, may now vindicate the revolutionary idea that we are all entitled to undertake Space travel.
Cover: The cat Félicette, heroine of a successful Space mission on board the Véronique AGI sounding rocket in 1963, and the rat Hector, a passenger of a previous flight launched on 22 February 1961 © CNES
Sound creation : Philippe Foch
Podcast creation : unendliche studio – Eddie Ladoire
Translation and voice: Audrey Chalmers