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First in Space

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What was first in space? It was not a person. It was a fly. It was a tiny fruit fly! Fruit flies were blasted into space in July 1946. They were sent on a V2 rocket. They were sent with some corn seeds. Moss was sent next.
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Then monkeys were sent. The first monkey was named Albert II. Albert II went into space in 1949. All these animals went up. Then they came down.
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