A journey of 584 million miles around the sun has begun anew. No wings or booster rockets needed for this journey. Consider gravity, in its infinite wisdom, and planet earth, hanging on to us for dear life.
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. (Buddha)
For more on gravity and the Monarchs In Space project, please read the scientists' concluding essay about the caterpillars who journeyed into space (experimental) and their earth-bound counterparts (control) posted at: http://www.monarchwatch.org/space/what-was-learned.html