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"They won't utter Yuri Gagarin's famous phrase "Let's go!" But the monkeys of Sochi have already proven their worth as trailblazers in space - and now they are being groomed for a trip to Mars..."

Safe journey, little macaques.
Monkey! In a spaceship!
Click the image to see the story.

Monkeys. Rocketships. Mars. 'Nuff said.

Best,
Chris

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silverfae
Apr. 14th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
That's... fascinating.
kijjohnson
Apr. 14th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
Man, I hope they treat those monkeys well!
mckitterick
Apr. 14th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
That was exactly my concern.

Still... Monkeys on Mars!
regine735
Apr. 14th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
Hey! Sounds like a heck of a trip -- is this going to be one-way or round-trip?
mckitterick
Apr. 14th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
I have to assume that we'll be sening them an endless chain of supply ships full of bananas.
sdemory
Apr. 14th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
Hm... macaques are prone to spontaneous meme-style learning, as I recall.

I see a breed of space monkeys coming out of this.

And nothing makes me happier.
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