Animals That Have Been to Space

Rats:were used in early Soviet experiments to test survivability in space. However, the first rats to reach orbit in space departed on the Soviet Korabl-Sputnik 2 mission. 

Dogs:was the first creature to orbit the earth. This dog was a stray and launched into space aboard the Sputnik 2 spacecraft. Sadly, the dog passed away since there was no plan to recover her.

Mice: were not far behind monkeys going into space. They were used as test subjects in 1948 by Americans and then again in the 1950s by Soviet scientists attempting to discern how to make a cabin .

 Apes:The mission was a success, and Ham survived for another 20 years following his flight. Another chimpanzee named Enos was used to test weightlessness and greater forces of gravity starting .

Fish:were launched into space to test mating capabilities, tissue development, and the general health effects of being in space. They were also included in the Skylab 3 mission in 1973 where 2 fish .

 Frogs: were sent into space in the 1950s as test subjects to consider the survivability of spaceflight. In 1970, two bullfrogs were sent into space to study the effects of weightlessness.

Rabbits: in space was named Marfusha, and this rabbit joined other animals on an R2-A rocket launched in 1959 by the Soviet Union. Rabbits became one of the animals that have been to space .

Monkeys:is often forgotten. Still, Albert II made a successful space flight in 1949 to become the first mammal in space but died on impact following the flight.

 Humans:Including humans on the list of animals that have been to space is a bit of a given since humans invented spaceflight. However, it’s important to remember that humans sent into space.

Spiders:were taken to space in the waning days of the Apollo program. Scientists wanted to test their ability to spin webs in space. Two spiders were also taken to space on the last Endeavor flight.

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