Chinese scientists plan to send monkeys to space

Scientists say that the challenges of conducting life science experiments in space increase exponentially with the size of the test subject animal

Astronauts from China are planning to perform a reproductive experiment involving monkeys in space aboard a new Chinese space station called Tiangong, a report says.

The experiment will be conducted in the space station’s largest module, which is mostly used for life sciences experiments

A researcher at the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing and the lead scientist developing the equipment needed for scientific studies on the space station.

Reproductive experiments in space were previously conducted on mice by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

The Wentian module launched from China on July 24 this year and docked to Tiangong, the Chinese space station within a few hours.

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