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Mice In Space

by | 11th, February 2004

‘IT seems that it is not only humans who have caught the space bug – mice are trying to muscle in on the act.

US and Australian university researchers are preparing to help send 15 mice into space in 2006, with the wee beasties due to spend five weeks in low Earth orbit before parachuting down to terra firma.

A Russian dog was the first animal in space, but the mouse-onauts are aiming for something altogether harder – Mars.

Paul Wooster from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said the

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