Animals in Space

By Ryan Garrison

Animals in Space

When humans were just starting the attempt to go into space, they did not know if humans were gonna be able to survive. So what they did is sent certain types of animals into space, and recorded the data.

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.