the wind beneath my wings

Goodbye and godspeed, my magnificent Spacebat.”

“RIP Spacebat. Your country salutes your heroic sacrifice.”


Spacebat loves nothing better than to hang with his ancient mythical buddy Hermes Trismegistus.”

“The animal likely perished quickly during Discovery’s climb into orbit.”

“Hope your last flight was all you ever hoped it would be. Whatever your reasons, you seized your moment. Now you are truly free.”

“Some people shuffle off this mortal coil, but this brave little chiropine blasted off it in style. I salute thee, Spacebat.”

“I christen thee Jonathan Livingston Spacebat.”

“You can tell our economy is in dire straits when we can’t even afford to supply a little bat with a space suit and helmet.”