China Is Sending Monkeys In Space to see if they can have sex

China plans to send monkeys to the new Tiangong Space Station in order to study how they grow and reproduce in zero-gravity conditions.

Scientist Zhang Lu, who leads the scientific instruments for the space station, was quoted in the South China Morning Post as saying that the research would take place in space station’s largest module, which would be used for life science experiments.

According to Mr. Zhang, after studying smaller creatures such as algae, fish, and snails, “some studies involving mice and macaques (monkeys) will be conducted in order to determine how they grow or reproduce in space.”

In his opinion, these experiments will contribute to a better understanding of how organisms adapt to microgravity and other space environments.

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Mr. Kee noted that large animals, especially monkeys, have more in common with humans

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