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Rats on the ISS!

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''Later this year, rats could be scampering around the International Space Station (ISS). However, to the likely relief of the station's crew, there will be no need to call in the exterminators. NASA astronauts plan to play host for a group of test rodents for up to three months in an attempt at better understanding how long-term micro-gravity life can impact animal health...''

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/8656/20140821/rats-iss-nasa-actually.htm

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Rats on the ISS!

It could be good to have them there - for security reasons.

Because, if they decide to abandon ship,...up in space - then you know something really bad is about to happen. :P

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Why is in the news? Its already been done!

Three mice have returned to Earth alive after 91 days in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The mice are being studied for evidence of long duration flight impact on their physiology.

http://www.spacesafetymagazine.com/spaceflight/space-medicine/spaceflight-reduces-spermcount-mice-2/

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Cute rodents! :P

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