A Russian-built Soyuz 2 space rocket took off Friday at 6 a.m. EDT (1000 GMT) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with a menagerie of live animals on board for a month-long experiment designed to learn how the creatures respond to space travel. The group of animal cosmonauts include eight gerbils, 15 geckos, and 45 mice, along with some fish, snails and a variety of microorganisms... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.
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