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The First Animal To Circle The Moon Was?

A Mouse
A Monkey
A Ferret
A Tortoise

Answer: A Tortoise

In 1968 Zond-5, an unmanned version of Soyuz 7K-L1 moon-flyby spacecraft was carried aloft by a Proton-K/D rocket; it became the first spacecraft to travel to the moon, circle it, and return back to Earth. In addition to performing this space exploration feat successfully, it also marked the first time an animal had ventured that far into space and returned safely.

Aboard Zond-5 were a pair of Russian tortoises, wine flies, meal worms, plants, seeds, bacteria, and other living matter. Despite a very rocky re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere and a rough splashdown in the Indian Ocean, the entire biological payload was successfully recovered, demonstrating that complex organisms could withstand the extended trip in space and a lunar flyby.

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The Comet Lovejoy Is Notable For Leaving A Trail Of?

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The First Comic Superhero To Appear On The Silver Screen Was?

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Counterintuitively, “Bluing” Fabric Doesn’t Turn It Blue, But?

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Which Video Game Had The Most Expensive Production Budget?

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Florida Prisons Have Helped Solve Crimes By Distributing What To Inmates?

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The Best Selling Vehicle In The World Is The?

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McDonald’s Paid Who $5 A Pop To Reference Their Iconic Big Mac Burger?

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The Country With The Most Indigenous Languages Is?

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In Early America, What Kind Of Entertainment Was A “Mud Show”?

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The Nickname For The Process Of Transferring Data Without A Network Is?