Would a sloth make a good astronaut? Probably not, but it’s damn cute to watch one try.
Last week at w00tstock, Matt Inman (aka The Oatmeal) spoke about the storied history of our species' habit of sending other animal species into space. Here's a video of the very excellent talk, which is well worth the thirteen minutes you'll need to watch it.
A gray rhesus macaque made history the other day, when the primate reportedly flew into space in an Iranian mission. It also joined a long tradition of animal astronauts.
As if to tell the world that it's blazing a path into the mid-1950's, Iran's state news agency announced on Monday that the country's Defence Department has successfully sent a monkey into suborbital space. Iran insists that the project is part of its broader plan to send humans into space, but the international…