Would a sloth make a good astronaut? Probably not, but it’s damn cute to watch one try.
Last week at w00tstock, Matt Inman (aka The Oatmeal) spoke about the storied history of our species' habit of sending other animal species into space. Here's a video of the very excellent talk, which is well worth the thirteen minutes you'll need to watch it.
According to the Associated Press, Iran's aerospace program announced today that it plans to launch a Persian cat into space by March. The Iranians have sent a mouse, a turtle, some worms, and even a monkey into space. But this real-life Space Cat would be the first feline to journey out of Earth's cozy confines in…
A gray rhesus macaque made history the other day, when the primate reportedly flew into space in an Iranian mission. It also joined a long tradition of animal astronauts.
As if to tell the world that it's blazing a path into the mid-1950's, Iran's state news agency announced on Monday that the country's Defence Department has successfully sent a monkey into suborbital space. Iran insists that the project is part of its broader plan to send humans into space, but the international…
Astroblogger Leroy Chiao belongs to an elite, exclusive club of earthlings who have ventured into space. Also in that club? Animals. Lots of them. This is tribute to the world's bravest "astronimals."