First, he has to survive re-entry.
Cats ALWAYS land on their feet! And it’s a fact that buttered toast always lands butter side down… But what – I ask you WHAT?! – will happen if you put buttered toast on a cat’s back?
Sure, let go of it and see how far it “falls”.
Houston, we have a problem…
Little did he know, the real experiment was to see whether a cat could claw through a space suit.
This must be an early Russian space project, before Laika.
Russians actually did put cats in zero-gee in “vomit Comet” type training planes. It was not a good experience for the cats and almost as bad for the handlers. You can find video on the Internet.
Won’t matter since kitty will burn up from atmospheric friction first.
I wonder how a cat with no air support goes anywhere. And you wonder why his eyes are wide open…