The United States prematurely attempted to launch primates in their test flights. The six flights were dubbed the Albert Missions. All of the missions failed due to suffocation, explosion, and multiple parachute failures.
The early French space missions revolved around cat test subjects implanted with electrodes on the brain. Scientists studied the effects of zero gravity on the body and mental functions.
It is in our nature to vilify, slander and dehumanize our enemy. It allows us to treat human beings as nothing more than the pests we callously exterminate from our homes and businesses.
If we continue to dehumanize one another, history is only going to repeat itself once again in an age with more firepower than ever.