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To test micro-gravity, Nasa to send rats to space

Aug 22, 2014    

Washington Nasa is planning to send rats to the International Space Station (ISS) for a longer duration of up to three months to better understand the long-term effects of micro-gravity on living organisms.While rodents have flown on space shuttle flights in the past, those missions have only lasted a week or two.The new mission, however, could range between 30 and 90 days, depending on the availability of spacecraft to ferry them on the round-trip, '' reported."This will allow animals to be studied for longer period of time on space station missions," said Julie Robinson, N...

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