March 31, 2020
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Animals in Space TImeline
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Fruit flies are sent to Space by the Americans on a captured German V2 rocket.
5 US sub-orbital flights to 130 km are made using 3 monkeys and 2 mice. Only the mice survived.
Yorick the monkey and 11 mice are sent to an altitude of 72 km by the Americans. Yorick is the first monkey to survive a flight to the edge of space.
Laika the dog is the first animal to be sent into orbit.
Able a Rhesus monkey and Miss Baker a Squirrel Monkey become the first animals to survive a sub-orbital flight.
Dogs Strelka and Belka make a safe return to Earth via Parachute.
Ham becomes the first Chimpanzee in Space.
Common cross Spiders Arabella and Anita are taken up by Skylab 3.
Journalist Toyohiro Akiyama takes some Japanese tree frogs to the Mir Space Station.
The ESA Space mission TARDIS sends Tartigrades 270km into Space.
4,000 roundworms are sent into Space on the shuttle Atlantis and stay there for 11 days.
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