For cargo, a 1-way ticket

The first animal to go to space was a dog who flew in the Russian space vehicle Sputnik 2 way back in 1957.

By BY JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
February 4, 2010 03:25
For cargo, a 1-way ticket

iran rocket 224.88. (photo credit: )

 
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Leading aviation medicine specialists said it was “highly unlikely that Iran could learn anything scientifically important by sending worms, turtles and a mouse into space via a rocket. The first animal to go to space was a dog who flew in the Russian space vehicle Sputnik 2 way back in 1957.

They noted that the “poor creatures” could easily be dead by the time they reached space and that it was extremely unlikely that the rocket – with the animals inside – could be recovered and examined. “It’s a one-way ticket,” said one expert.

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