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NASA to send rats to space for longer duration

Aug 22, 2014    

New York NASA is planning to send rats to space for longer duration as reported by Space.com.This will allow animals to be studied for longer period of time on space station missions," said Julie Robinson, Chief Scientist at the International Space Station (ISS).Rats have flown to space before but the new rat-stronauts will stay between 30 and 90 days, depending on the how soon they can get transported on the roundtrip, Space.com reported.Of the 35 or so studies where rats have gone into space, few have gone for more than two weeks.Robinson said that launching rats on for the experiment a...

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