A hairy effect goes into space on a Blue Origin flight
Cameron Pace, a passenger on the plane. blue originLast flight, records history in many ways.
They are the first pansexual person to turn to space out, and the first to accompany a parent. But perhaps most notable is the one Bess seems to want to insist on: They will be the first furry people in space.
furry We are a group of people interested in anthropomorphic animals, and we often engage in this through artistic representations and by dressing like these animals in real life. Although society is often associated with a sexual interest in these animals, not all types of fur are identified in this way.
And while furs tend to be associated with the internet, the community’s roots go back to at least the 1980s. However, in all those years, none of it has been in space, as far as one knows.
Cameron Pace seems intent on changing that. When they get their ticket back on Jeff Bezos’s private spaceflight, apparently bought by his father, Lyn Pace, one of the three businessmen who paid for expensive tickets for the flight, they’ll cross a barrier many people would not have thought of. from.
Bess’ entry on the Blue Origin website did not mention her interest in being furry. The article focuses primarily on the two guest-stars who received Blue Origin tickets: Michael Strahan, footballer-turned-television host, as well as Laura Shepherd Churchley, the eldest daughter of Alan Shepard, who was the first American to attend. Void.
The Blue Origin website reads, “Cameron is a content creator who is passionate about creating and expressing himself in a way that brightens one’s day.” After studying computer science and game design at the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Washington, they have developed an interactive community across multiple platforms, produced original content and developed proprietary software to support their audiences.
“Cameron is known as heterosexual and takes pride in representing disadvantaged communities and hopes his journey will inspire others.”
Part of the audience that Blue Origin is referring to is on Twitter, where Bess maintains a Twitter account that regularly posts 2,291 subscribers. (Bess also maintains another private and tagged Twitter account “not safe for work” and has more followers.)
In recent days, Bess has documented the process of preparing for the flight, which is currently scheduled for Saturday.
For this reason, they documented the mission preparation process and some of the problems of being the first furry in space. This includes restrictions on wearing a fur or animal suit during launch and preparations.
“The official word is not a mare’s head on the field or training,” they wrote on Twitter. “I respect that! I’ll take her with me to the Cosmonautics Village and make sure to take a picture there with my flight suit and move on!”
(Maybe it’s also for the better because I don’t want to be that weird, weird-faced guy on TV and not be able to control the narration a little bit better.)
In a follow-up article, Pace explained that the concern was that the fur suit was flammable and thus could pose a hazard to the ship.
Pace also suggested that they might not be the first furry people in space and that other outsiders may have been there before. Because of this, they do not explicitly claim the title, they said.
As with other private space flights, Pace’s flight was not praised by everyone. When Blue Origin first posted on Passengers, Bess reshared the post and received about 400 responses, many of which criticized the flight and the amount of money it cost.
Pace has also been criticized by many fans for being called an “astronaut”. The word has been the source of much controversy and debate about whether passengers on a motorized flight should be able to use it for themselves.
And apparently in response to such criticism, Pace posted a lengthy thread on Twitter on Thursday. They argued that astronaut was a “valid title” and that the objections were unfair.
They also seem to be fighting criticism that travel on Blue Origin was too expensive but unnecessary.
“By supporting Blue, I help them send science payloads and reduce the cost of sending rockets into space,” they wrote. Blue’s vision of ‘enabling a future in which millions of people live… in space for the benefit of Earth’ is amazing and my journey is part of the first step.
“I’m not a hero, but he’s more than just millionaires who go into space.”
In various tweets, they also suggested that they are legally prohibited from commenting further on Jeff Bezos or his goals for founding the private space company.