There’s never been a better time to visit Mexico. For the most part the country is as safe as ever, and because of the economic downturn there are great bargains to be had. But if those well-trodden tourist towns and fancy resorts aren’t beckoning you, maybe it’s because you have a yearning for an earlier version of Mexico: That exotic ‘south of the border’ country that inspired movies and songs with its vast landscape and welcoming cultures.
Though by today’s standards, sending animals into space would be considered unethical and a violation of animal rights, there was a time when animals were sent to space to test the survivability of spaceflight. Later, they would be used to investigate the various biological processes that occur during space travel as well as the effects of microgravity. Here are some of history’s most notable animals who have boldly journeyed the final frontier.
Giddy anticipation was the best way to describe the mood aboard. Passengers shared stories of their past whale sightings: thrilling moments when a humpback breached, an orca spyhopped or a grey simply flashed a tail fluke. One woman from Saskatchewan had never seen a whale in the wild: “It’s something I’ve dreamed of.” Read on for details on some great places for whale watching in North America.