Since the 1940s, a menagerie of non-human animals have journeyed to outer space – flies, frogs, cats and mice.
This audio story looks at the creatures that have left our atmosphere. From spiders in zero gravity to jellyfish in orbit – join us as we discover the unwitting spaceflight participants who made it back to Earth, those that didn’t, and the animals who received a heroes welcome and became national icons. Sometimes, truth is stranger than science fiction.
Earthlings in Outer Space was produced by Maurice & Shaun, commissioned by Festival of Curiosity, and supported by Cpl. It is presented by Shaun O'Boyle and includes contributions from Jane Chadwick, Joseph Roche and Niamh Shaw.
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