Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Animals in space...?

Well, I decided it was time for a new entry, finally! And what could be better than learning about animals in space? So, the first animals in space were fruit flies in 1947 aboard a V2 rocket. The first monkey in space was Albert II in 1949, but he died on impact after a parachute failure :(
The first monkeys to survive a spaceflight were Able and Baker in 1959. (Baker is in the picture below)

Other animals that have gone up in space are: dogs, bullfrogs, mice, fish, spiders, and cockroaches. (Lots of others too, but I will not list them all).
Anyway, I guess there is not much else to say except that there have been a lot more animals in space than humans! Also, that monkey is cute.


Stefan said...

and cockroaches can survive in a vacuum and then revive after a few minutes... best candidates for intergalactic bio-warfare.

Starship Troopers anyone?

zanner said...

eww cockroaches, lets send them all into outerspace!