Portraits of astronauts from across the animal kingdom

Cats and dogs, rabbits and chimpanzees have all been shot into space, but what about the extraterrestrial dreams of other members of class Mammalia? These strange pop paintings imagine a future filled with gorilla and tiger astronauts.

Artist Rubbishmonkey created these uplifted illustrations. I wonder, do tiger and deer astronauts have trouble working together? If I were that buck I might worry about getting eaten, not to mention the problem of fitting a space helmet over those antlers.

Rubbish Monkey [society6 via Ian Brooks]

Portraits of astronauts from across the animal kingdom

Portraits of astronauts from across the animal kingdom

Portraits of astronauts from across the animal kingdom

Portraits of astronauts from across the animal kingdom