Space monkeys

Space monkeys

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Credit: SPUTNIK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Space monkeys. Female researcher watching rhesus macaques during training for the Soviet-American Bion space programme. The monkeys are being made accustomed to having their movement restricted, as is the case during spaceflight. Two of these monkeys were aboard the Cosmos 1667 mission from 10-17 July 1985. They were sent to investigate the physiological changes that occur during spaceflight, as well as to study their response to radiation exposure. Also onboard were rats, newts, insects and plants. Photographed in 1985 at the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems, USSR Ministry of Public Health, Moscow, Russia.

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Keywords: bion program, cis, cosmos 1667, flight, manned spaceflight, monkey, monkeys, novosti, program, programme, rhesus monkey, russian, soviet, space, space animal, space monkeys, space training, training

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