Russia Launches 8 Gerbils, 15 Lizards, Fish Into Space

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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