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.