• Question: What is the strangest animal that has been to space?

    Asked by RosieHarper2001 to Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Jon, Tom on 7 Oct 2015. This question was also asked by 752trn28, Daria, itssimplyjustme.
    • Photo: Columbus Flight Directors

      Columbus Flight Directors answered on 7 Oct 2015:

      Hi Rosie,
      I don’t know if I would call them strange, but the Japanese Space Agency has sent fishes to space. I find this strange, because they already have a sort of “microgravity” environment when they are underwater here on Earth. So the “strange” thing is that when you look at them, they look perfectly normal even if they are in space! 🙂
      Check out this video, they explain a bit about the space acquarium and also show the fishes:

    • Photo: Beth Healey

      Beth Healey answered on 7 Oct 2015:

      Hi Rosie!

      I think both the strangest and my favorite is sending a turtle! Lot’s of different types of animals have been sent to space. Here is a link listing some of the animal astronauts!!


      What do you think is the weirdest?!