Pets in Space? It's Possible

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PostWed Nov 30, 2011 8:22 pm » by Freeyourmindnow


Worms have shown they can live and reproduce in space -- raising the possibility of remotely raising animals in space and other planets and possibly even paving the way for humans to someday take refuge beyond Earth.

Twelve consecutive generations of worms have been successfully raised aboard the International Space Station, according to a new study that is the first to show that relatively long-term space travel in low Earth orbit does not harm the production of progeny and other basic life activities -- at least for the worm Caenorhabditis elegans.

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PostWed Nov 30, 2011 8:26 pm » by Mrmcnuggets


Big question about being born in space.

Since us mammals give live births...

And gravity plays a HUUUGGEEE part in ploppping out of the womb. Wouldn't that cause big deformities in space, as well as different bone density levels as that person/animal grows up in 0g gravity?
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PostWed Nov 30, 2011 8:36 pm » by Freeyourmindnow


mrmcnuggets wrote:Big question about being born in space.

Since us mammals give live births...

And gravity plays a HUUUGGEEE part in ploppping out of the womb. Wouldn't that cause big deformities in space, as well as different bone density levels as that person grows up in 0g gravity?
:headscratch: :think:

:cheers:
Free :flop:

good point mate, gravity plays a huge part indeed. these worms Twelve generations long have been successfully raised aboard. different bone density hey :think: maybe something like this?

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or this

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PostWed Nov 30, 2011 8:41 pm » by Mrmcnuggets


freeyourmindnow wrote:
mrmcnuggets wrote:Big question about being born in space.

Since us mammals give live births...

And gravity plays a HUUUGGEEE part in ploppping out of the womb. Wouldn't that cause big deformities in space, as well as different bone density levels as that person grows up in 0g gravity?
:headscratch: :think:

:cheers:
Free :flop:

good point mate, gravity plays a huge part indeed. these worms Twelve generations long have been successfully raised aboard. different bone density hey :think: maybe something like this?

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:cheers: :cheers:

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:cheers: interesting shit indeed. :think:

for those that don't know and will surely ask. Worms lay eggs.
"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die. "

I AM an endangered species.


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