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    Default put chimpanzees into orbit

    Does this mean "sending them to space" or "putting them on the earth orbit"? I think the latter.

    41)Animals went to space before people did, serving as test pilots who made sure space and rocket travel would be safe for humans. In the 1950s, no one knew what would happen to living things in space. Scientists wanted as much information as possible before sending a human there. So ‘dognauts’ and ‘chimpnauts’ were recruited as the first true space pioneers. The first animal in space was a Soviet dog named Laika, who traveled aboard
    Sputnik Ⅱ in 1957. America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration put chimpanzees into orbit in 1959. One chimp spent a year training for his flight! Today creatures from bees to bullfrogs to jellyfish become space cadets so astronauts can study their behavior and the effect of weightlessness.

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    Default Re: put chimpanzees into orbit

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does this mean "sending them to space" or "putting them on the earth orbit"? I think the latter.

    41)Animals went to space before people did, serving as test pilots who made sure space and rocket travel would be safe for humans. In the 1950s, no one knew what would happen to living things in space. Scientists wanted as much information as possible before sending a human there. So ‘dognauts’ and ‘chimpnauts’ were recruited as the first true space pioneers. The first animal in space was a Soviet dog named Laika, who traveled aboard
    Sputnik Ⅱ in 1957. America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration put chimpanzees into orbit in 1959. One chimp spent a year training for his flight! Today creatures from bees to bullfrogs to jellyfish become space cadets so astronauts can study their behavior and the effect of weightlessness.
    If they were put on the earth's orbit they would have had to follow (or go ahead of) the earth as it orbited around the sun. Since they actually were put into an orbit around the earth, the intended orbit was not around the sun, but around the earth (Of course, as they orbited around the earth they were also orbiting around the sun). Sending them into space really doesn't work here since there is no indication of how deep into space they went. To make a reasonable sentence of the known facts one would have to write something like, "They were sent into space and then put into an orbit around the earth".

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