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Old 19-01-2019, 11:27 AM   #1
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This is fascinating. I never knew that a pair of Russian tortoises won the space race.

If Id known I would have called ours Neil Armstrong!

https://spacecentre.co.uk/blog-post/...s-at-the-moon/
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Old 19-01-2019, 12:02 PM   #2
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Them Russians seem to get everywhere.

I'm sure you could change his name and it won't bother him to much.
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One step for mankind 8 for the reptile world ! CB
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:07 PM   #4
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This sending tortoises into space is pointless and morally wrong in my opinion!

When the original Horsfields went into space they came back with a 10% loss of body mass.

What does a tortoise make of being in space? I imagine a frightening experience.

This nonsense is still going on. In 2014 the Iranians put two turtles into space to see what effect this would have on their reproductive behaviour. Yes really.
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Quite right too Jonathan. Its all a bit strange as Tortoises have lived 200 million years on the ground what would it gain knowledge wise.

I could have added to their thesis on the impact of Turtles' reproduction in space. It is well know they become Ninja and fight evil.
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Total Ninja!

I just checked out the stuff that mankind decided to send into space but I wish I hadn't.

If you're ready to feel disappointed in your fellow man / woman, here you go. I won't spoil it for you but some of it is just...sad.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/ne...ects-in-space/
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