U.S. astronaut Andrew Feustel choosed in 2011 the famous Czech character Krtek (Little Mole) created by the legendary Czech illustrator and animator Zdeněk Miler to accompany him on his mission to space. Andrew Feustel, who brought Czech poet Jan Neruda's Cosmic Verses into space in 2009, took plush Krtek into his personal luggage on-board space shuttle Endeavour, mission STS-134 with planned blast-off in April 2011.
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Czech cartoon character Krtek
der Maskottchen an Bord des US-Shuttles „Endeavour“ war.