Munt has set up a GoFundMe fundraiser for the $5,000 it will take to send Pikachu's remains into space. Munt is hoping to use the company, Celestis, to complete the mission, who reportedly told Munt that Pikachu will be the first cat they've memorialized.
"I don't see this as something frivolous," Munt told CNN. "You know, to me, it's a very deeply affecting experience for me."
Munt's fundraising progress, and updates on the lives of his six remaining cats, can be found on Twitter @growingupzee.