Russians to Send Monkeys to Mars


Remember Laika the dogmonaut .. er, Russian space dog? Well, if the Russians have their way, more animals are on their way to outer space. Here's their plan of sending monkeys to Mars:

They won't utter Yuri Gagarin's famous phrase "Let's go!" But the monkeys of Sochi have already proven their worth as trailblazers in space - and now they are being groomed for a trip to Mars.

The macaques will be the first to experience the radiation that poses a big risk to astronauts - or Russian cosmonauts - on any flight to the Red Planet.

Link - Thanks casey!

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sorry about 3 posts in a row but does anyone notice the google ads on the top of some of these pages, apparently I can buy a spider monkey through google
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Why can't we send something cool instead of a monkey. Why not, like, a baby elephant? Or an eagle? There should definitely be more space-eagles...
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Speaking of space-sent animals, just a few days ago the Russians unveiled a monument to cute poor astro-dog Laika!
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