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Russia has a long history of scientific discovery and space exploration through the use of animals. Beginning with space dog Laika in 1957, the space program expanded to run tests on other dogs (many returned safely to Earth) and eventually monkeys. Although the monkey testing program was stopped through lack of funding in the mid-1990's, the nation has announced plans to send the closest descendent of humans to a place where no man has gone before: Mars.
Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
reply to post by sty
I thought that NASA's claim of overexposure danger concerned prolonged mission - like a Lunar base plan where astronauts will have to spend a relatively long time. Not just: land guys, take photos, take samples, take off.
If moon landing was fake - it was a great fake, since USSR never claimed so with all the mutual propaganda war. And so people in the US can be proud if they landed or even if they did not.
"Humanity sacrifices more than 100 million animals a year in the name of health and beauty. It's time to think of an alternative to experiments with animals," says Andrei Zbarsky of the international nature conservation group WWF.