Russia's Spaceship For Animals Is The Original Manned Spacecraft

This past weekend, the spherical re-entry capsule from the Russian spacecraft Bion-M landed. Inside was a menagerie of mice, lizards, and fish. And while the fact that this was the longest animal-only mission ever, what's really incredible is that their spaceship is a direct descendent of the first ever manned… » 5/20/13 12:37pm 5/20/13 12:37pm