SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014
Anita and Arabella, two female cross spiders went into orbit in 1973 for Skylab 3 space station. Also on board were 720 fruit flies, six mice, two minnows and 50 minnow eggs! The experiment proved that spiders can spin nearly Earth-like webs in space. Though Arabella and Anita have both died, their bodies remain at the Smithsonian, memorialized for their small, vital part in increasing our knowledge of space.
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