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Russians planning on sending a monkey to mars:

Monkey to be sent to Mars - Telegraph
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:52 AM   #2
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Russians planning on sending a monkey to mars:

Monkey to be sent to Mars - Telegraph
I know that I am not being rational, but I hate there being risky tests with certain animals, among them, monkeys.
In this case "risky" is an understatement.....
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The Russians are good mathematicians, and have calculated it out that it would be cheaper to send the monkey to Mars by bus. However, the bus station on Mars is a real dump, and they also worry that the monkey may be molested on the bus by "fellow travelers".

So rocket it is.

Worried about the monkey? I am much more concerned about the robot. Get this - the robot tends to a stinking monkey for hundreds of days on the flight. Feeding it, and cleaning it, with no place to wash up afterwards. And what is the reward for the robot? NOTHING! Just certain de-activation and death! I'm outraged!

We need a Russian chapter of the PETR (People for the Ethical Treatment of Robots).

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Didn't think of that...maybe the big scientific breakthrough would be that a robot can be created to tend to a monkey for 100 days.
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Is it a one-way or a round trip ticket?
I don't think he's coming back.

This is a job for robots, not organic life.
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