Today we explored the history of Space Travel as part of our new topic ‘To Infinity and Beyond’. We started trying to piece together a giant timeline of space travel and we learnt some great facts!
Did you know that fruit flies were the first creatures launched into space?! They were used to study the effects of space travel on animals and were chosen because they are more similar to humans than you might imagine! The flies travelled in 1947 and were sent with a supply of corn to eat on the flight!