Butterflies Are Free

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International Space Station.  Source:  NASA

International Space Station. Source: NASA

You think Muhammad Ali could float like a butterfly? – well wait to you see some butterflies who can float like an astronaut…

These Monarchs and Painted Ladies launched as caterpillars – and emerged from their pupa stage – aboard the International Space Station – they are the first adult butterflies to have flown in space.

Clearly they were confused – and did not know which was up  – as you might have hypothesized.

More than 170,000 K-12 students are following the butterflies exploits.  You can follow their adventures on Flickr or on Twitter – their handle there is ButterflySpace.

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