Animals Astronauts


Animals in space originally only served to test the survivability of spaceflight, before manned space missions were attempted. Later, animals were also flown to investigate various biological processes and the effects microgravity and space flight might have on them. Seven national space programs have flown animals into space: the Soviet Union, the United States, France, Argentina, China, Japan and Iran.



Record Breaker Limbos Under Car

A world record holding limbo queen thinks she has become the first person to shimmy under a car. However, regular performances put an incredible strain on her body and she sees a chiropractor once a week to have her hips realigned.

Candoco Artist Welly O'Brien

Candoco Artist Welly O’Brien gives an inspiring account of how she found dance after losing her leg in a train accident when she was just 18 years old on today’s Outlook programme on BBC World Service.

Paralyzed Dog Walks Again For First Time

This is the heartwarming moment a woman saw her pet dog walking for the first time after surgery and rehabilitation.

Look Out

New York is an interesting camera joke.