Cats in Zero Gravity

Yesterday I promised that there would be NO KITTENS on the new Atlantic Video Channel. Today, I break that promise. I challenged our Twitter followers to find "an intelligent, thought-provoking kitten video" and Michelle Legro (@michellelegro) did just that, with this unbelievable film documenting bioastronautics research of cats in zero gravity. You win, Michelle, you win. 

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Correction: The original version of this post dated the video from 1947, which is highly unlikely, given that this aircraft was apparently produced in the mid-1950s. Thank you to Jared Hertzberg for pointing this out -- and bonus points for anyone who can tell us the real year when this video was made. Let us know in the comments field below or tweet us: @TheAtlanticVID.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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