Pikachu is going to outer space!
The tabby cat nmaed after a Pokemon character recently passed away from feline diabetes and the cat’s owner wants to launch it to outer space for a space “burial.”
“Pikachu will have a final send-off like no cat has ever had before,” Steve Munt, Pikachu’s owner, wrote on a GoFundMe page. “A portion of his remains, from his heart, will be launched into orbit, where he will watch over the Earth, and we can track his location as he showers the world with love.”
A company that also offers memorial spaceflights for humans called Celestis, will send the Pikachu’s cremated remains to space as a small secondary payload on a satellite launch. It is expected to blast off from Earth within the next 18 months, according to Space dot com.