Animals in Space
By Ryan Garrison
Why were Animals Used?
The animals that were mainly used to do this were monkeys, chimps, and dogs. The first time animals were sent to outer space, was June 11, 1948 with a Rhesus monkey. That first attempt failed and the monkey died on impact, like most other animals.
Types of animals that go into space
Frequently asked Question
Most people wonder if animals get their own space suit customized for them specially, but really they never get any space suits.