Fate of First 'Space Bat' a Mystery

RIP little bat. The furry winged creature surely did not know when it latched on to the side of the Space Shuttle Discovery's external tank that it was going someplace no bat had gone before. NASA says its fate will always be a mystery, because the umbilical camera that takes pictures of the external tank after separation was broken. But the bat is now a pop legend -- the subject of a quiz on "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" on National Public Radio. Mission Control put a cartoon of the bat...Full Story
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