Animals in space
By: Miyah Stephens
The first non human astronauts
The first non human astronauts in space was a group of fruit flies. They flew up on Febuary 20 1947.
The first dog in space
Lakia was the first dog in space.She lasted six days in orbit,But They found out that she actually died shortly after launch.
Ham the chimp
Ham's name is a acronym Hollowman Aero Med.Ham was the first chimp in space.He went on the Mercury Redstone rocket.
Animals in space history
Animals were originally served to test the survivbility of space flight.Later on they were sent to test the effects of microgravity.
There are seven national space programs that have flewn animals in space.Soviet Union,United States,France,Argentina,China and Japan
cats, rodents,fish,chimps,monkeys,amphibians,nematodes, dogs, water bears and spiders have all went into space