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]