Top 10 animal astronauts in space

By Lin Liyao
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Rabbits,one of the 'Top 10 animal astronauts in space' by China.org.cn.

Marfusha became the first rabbit astronaut in 1959 with its dog partners.  [fyeahcosmonauts.tumblr.com]

 Year: 1959, 1960

Country: the Soviet Union

Marfusha, the first rabbit astronaut, made a high altitude test flight on July 2, 1959 aboard an R2-A rocket. Following this on August 19, 1960, another rabbit was sent into space on the Soviet Sputnik 5 and returned alive along with its fellow animal astronauts, which included dogs and mice.

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