Professor Yoichiro Kawaguchi at the University of Tokyo is working on constructing a jellyfish that can pulsate and elicit emotions. Kawaguchi ultimately wants the jellyfish to be capable of space travel. At this point, it's not headed to space, but rather an artistic interpretation of what a jellyfish in space might look like.
Nina Sen is a frequent contributor to Live Science’s Life’s Little Mysteries series: an exploration and explanation of our world’s phenomena, both natural and man-made. She also writes astronomy photo stories for Live Science's sister site Space.com.