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Russia Launches Live Animals on Two-Month Space Mission

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A high-flying package of live animals, plant seeds, and materials samples shot into space Friday aboard a retrievable Russian Foton satellite, launching a two-month mission focusing on microgravity research into biological and physical sciences.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 8:15 am
Horrible--animals shouldn't be sent to space. Thx Lone

Bob hardly here P (394)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 8:21 am
Thanks Lone

Tuesday July 22, 2014, 1:02 pm
So these innocent animals, etc. were created on earth solely for the purpose of accommodating humans (scientists along with their experiments) . Shot in space? What a terrifying experience...Will they survive? Doubt it. Absolutely unacceptable. Thanks Lone for sharing.

Jeannet Bertelink (74)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 1:30 pm
Poor animals , of course they die

Roger G (154)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 1:46 pm
noted, thanks

Janet R (38)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 2:03 pm
Stupid Russians. Why do they need to shoot these innocent animals in space?

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 2:21 pm
Terrible, I feel very sorry for those animals. Thank you Lone.

Kate Kenner (215)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 3:05 pm
Would you really expect anything else from Russia. They have no respect for animals or people although it is the animals I care more about. they have too much power and although I know there are good things there they seem to do so many ugly things. I know they are not alone in this ugliness but sending animals into space is barbaric and cruel. I thought they stopped doing that years ago. Next they'll be having pogroms again

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 7:44 pm
remember LaLika (?) the first dog sent into space by the Russians. There was NO plan to ever retrieve her. So I believe she died of starvation/dehydration. Apparently during the Cold War Space Race, there were also cosmonauts who died, but of one will ever know

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 8:56 pm
Russia likely could find alternatives to sending animals into space. Humans can go into space, as it is our choice.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 9:46 pm
poor geckos. that's just wrong.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 1:44 am
Noted. Thanks Lone.

Colin Hope (243)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 4:13 am
Lets condemn this action by the Russians and I hope that these animals get back safely!!

rita uljee (1)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 8:08 am
again something wich is very cruel and beyond any sense what do they think to gain by it?horrible!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 8:24 am
Gloria, the dog Laika who had been sent into space by the Russian ship had returned, but she was then euthanized to see the effects of space on it and its organs. Scientists are all rotten!

Jav R (0)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 11:09 am
Gracias por publicar.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 11:10 am

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 4:30 pm
That is total animal abuse!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 12:22 am

Melania Padilla (122)
Friday June 19, 2015, 10:51 am
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