Quarren Win Space Race!

May 17, 2011 at 10:56 am | Posted in Science News | Leave a comment

Yesterday space shuttle Endeavour launched from Cape Canaveral to rendezvous with the International Space Station in what will be Endeavour‘s last mission. However, something people might not have realized is that among the human crew there is a hitchhiker: a bobtail squid. This means that the long held question of who entered space first, the Quarrens or the Mon Calamari, has finally been answered. The Quarrens made it first!

Don’t let their name fool you, the Mon Calamari may sound like squid, but they are a far off cousin when compared to the Quarren who actually look like squids. There can be no doubt who gets the credit.

On a more serious note, if you’d like to read more about the first cephalopod in space, you can head on over to Popular Science and read their article.

Posted By: Skuldren

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