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Animals in Space

A Little North of Jupiter, There Is a Real-Life Planet of the Apes

Jane Graham | Posted 12.15.2014 | Miami
Jane Graham

Don't support movies or other entertainment with chimps, research that exploits chimps, or own one as a pet. Chimpanzees are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, and it is our duty to treat them with respect and dignity

Dog Spacesuit Up For Auction

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.03.2014 | Science

What do you buy the dog who has everything? How about this 1950s-era Soviet dog spacesuit? It's set to go on auction September 13 in Berlin. A...

Weightlessness Throws These Cats For A Loop

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.11.2014 | Science

When they fall, cats are almost always able to land on their feet--a remarkable phenomenon scientists call the aerial righting reflex. But what hap...

New Space Monkey Mission Called Successful

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2014 | Science

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it had sent a second live monkey into space and brought it back safely, the latest demonstration of the countr...

Freaky Way Animals May Go To Other Planets

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.30.2013 | Science

As humans begin to think seriously about establishing colonies on other planets, we're also beginning to wonder about how animals may make the trip. S...

WATCH: Edge-of-Space Teddy Endures Very Bumpy Descent

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.06.2013 | Science

The average teddy bear has a hard time escaping the clutches of the child who owns it. But with a little help from a helium balloon and some science-m...

PHOTOS: Are These The 10 Cutest Critters That Have Been In Space?

Melissa Cronin | Posted 03.06.2013 | Science

Astronaut Alan Shepard may have been America's first man in space when he went up in 1961, but he wasn't the nation's first simian in space. That hono...

Iran Plans Next Step In Ambitious Space Program

Posted 01.19.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 01/15/2013 03:30 PM EST on SPACE.com Iranian space officials announced they will make another attempt t...

Rat, Turtles, Worm In Space: Iran Announces Launch Of Animals Into Space

latimes.com | Borzou Daragahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

State television aired footage of the flying Kavoshgar-3. Photos posted to news websites showed a rat strapped into a space pod. Reports said two turt...