Russia Launches 8 Gerbils, 15 Lizards, Fish Into Space

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•17 Apr 23, 2013

Analyzing the effects of long-term space travel, Russia launched a capsule into orbit containing mice, geckos, gerbils, snails, fish, and a variety of microogranisms, which will all be monitored for 30 days before returning to Earth, when they’ll be euthanized. What do you think?

  • “Space will prove hard on these animals, but their greatest challenge will be working as a team out there.”

    Dawn Miano –
    Loom Fixer

  • “Those poor microorganisms.”

    Joel Chang –
    Food And Drug Inspector

  • “This is a bold step toward one day sending 14 cats, 3 wolves, and 12 bats to Mars.”

    Rick Bernstein –
    Pedal Assembler