An animal that can survive in space?

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A tardigrade (commonly known as a water bear) is a microscopic animal, and the first animal to survive space. They can survive anything – sub-zero temperatures, oxygen-deprived vacuums, and unrelenting solar winds.

Project Biokis, sponsored by the Italian Space Agency, sent these microscopic organisms into space on Monday on the NASA shuttle Endeavour.

More info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/12855775

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