Today's NASA YouTube Feature: Ants in Space

Editor's note: Detractors of America's space program often cite the fact that slimy things and bugs often find their way into space aboard satellites and space shuttles. This is, of course, true. However, many people do not fully understand the contribution these little critters have actually made. The following YouTube video "Ants on Rockets" highlights this oft-ignored aspect of space exploration:

This short film was conceived by Wes Oleszewski the creator of the "Klyde Morris" comic strip which often pokes fun at NASA.

Of course, the first thing that comes to mind after viewing this mockumentary is another depiction of ants in space. In this case, a scene from the classic Simpson's episode "Deep Space Homer" (guest astronaut voice by Buzz Aldrin):

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