Monkeys Are Heading To MARS: Trained Russian Monkeys Set To Visit Mars In 2017
The monkeys are rewarded with a sip of juice if they accomplish the task
She said “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,' The group is also hoping that these space monkeys will be able to train others and mix them into their team.
Macaques naturally have a lifespan of about 25 years, so it is anticipated that there is enough time to train them correctly and for them to live the six-month trip to Mars, added the team.
The first primate to go out in the space was Albert I in June 1948 on a US military V-2 rocket.
He suffocated and expired during the journey.
A year later, nearly to the day, a second V-2 took Albert II to a height of 438,250ft (83 miles), the rocket returned but unluckily Albert II died on impact.
In December that year, Albert IV was propelled into space wired up to machines that examined his health. He died also.
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