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IN Science & Technology ON 27 Oct, 2015
We humans have found our way to the moon in the past by the help of animals, and now, we are aiming to make Mars, the new holiday destination. As a fellow Earthian, it's my duty to inform you regarding the latest development in the step of reaching the red planet so that you could make your bookings. I am so nice, aren't I?
The experts of Russian Academy Of Science are training four rhesus macaques using the solving puzzles and joysticks.
Only the most intelligent monkeys are selected to participate in this program and by the end of it, they'll be able to complete a set of daily schedule on their own. 'What we are trying to do is to make them as intelligent as possible so we can use them to explore space beyond our orbit,' said Dr. Kozlovskaya.
In January 1961, Ham, the Astrochimp, was launched into space under America's space program. His tasks and vital signs were closely monitored.
In the early 1950s, the Soviets sent two dogs into space, named Tsygan and Dezik, into the orbit and both of them survived. However, Dezik died during the second flight, with a dog named Lisa.
NASA is also studying the long-term effects of space travel on humans through their study on our twins i.e., monkeys.