The Quiz: What was the first mammal to travel to space?
A A mouse
B A dog
C A monkey
Albert II, a small rhesus monkey, became the first mammal in space in a US-launched V-2 rocket on June 14, 1949. Albert II did not survive the return trip however, as he died on impact after a parachute failure. Nevertheless, he inaugurated a long string of animals in space.
The correct answer to this quiz is A monkey.