Czech Culture & Adaptation

Krtek in space

May 20, 2011
Krtek - the little mole

Making a little mole story come to life

This past Tuesday, NASA space shuttle Endeavour blasted off with the beloved Czech cartoon character Krtek, the Little Mole, on board. The plan to take Krtek into space with US astronaut Andrew Feustel initially surprised even Krtek’s creator Zdeněk Miler. It turns out that Feustel’s family has ties to the Czech Republic, and Feustel hoped the move might spark Czech children’s interest in space exploration. I thought the idea was a perfect fit for Miler’s creation.

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