Animals in Space

These collections are not meant to be exhaustive; they are meant to get researchers started in the right direction. Further, only content specific to the topic is included in these pages. Content that spans topics, such as books that cover the entire span of Apollo, is included elsewhere in the site.

Other Resources

National Archives (NARA) has more than 200 item and series-level entries for NASA's animals in space.

1. Please go to

2. Click on "Research Our Records."

3. Click on "Advanced Search."

4. In "Search Terms", type Animal. Do not hit "Enter" yet.

5. In Record Group Number / Collection ID, type 255. This is NASA's Record Group Number.

6. Hit Enter. Series descriptions with any accompanying digitized content will come up. Please contact NARA for any use and rights restrictions. The contact information is in each series description once you click into the descripton. Please make sure you are contacting the correct facility listed in the description.