Humans have been in space for many years. But this time, not humans, monkeys will be sent into space. Chinese scientists have decided to send monkeys to Tiangong Space Station. The news was reported by the Chinese news agency. But why would monkeys be sent into space?
In this context, Chinese scientists said that they came to this decision to observe whether there is any change in the reproductive capacity of monkeys in the space environment.
Does the absence of gravity cause any changes in the reproductive system? Chinese scientists have been thinking about that question for a long time. Finally, they decided to send some monkeys to the Chinese space station for experimental observation.
In this context, a researcher from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing said, ‘This test will be done to get a clear idea of how an organism will adapt to other environments in space, including microgravity.’
A report on how the pilot study will proceed has also been published. The report suggests that apes may face a variety of problems adapting to a zero-gravity environment. They are also prone to depression.
But in this new environment, how they are motivated to have physical intercourse, we need to keep an eye on the dynamics. Even, Chinese scientists think that it is necessary to observe the dynamics of their excrement from eating and drinking.