Pig Sperm in Space

It reminds me of a game we used to play when we were kids. We would sit in circle and one of us would start-off.

“I go to the moon and I take a .. toothbrush. ” The next one in the circle then continued by saying “I go to the moon and I take a toothbrush and some water.” Now the third one is on. “I go to the moon and I take a toothbrush, some water and some pig sperm.”
Pigs in space
Photo by Kodoma

With its next space mission “China plans to bring animal seeds to the outer space for the first time in its second manned mission” according to Source: Xinhua

It is also not ordinary pig sperm. After a long selection process it has been decided “The sperms will come from two carefully chosen Rongchang pigs”

“Named after Rongchang County of Chongqing, Rongchang pig is outstanding in terms of figure and quality. Its pork is well received both at home and abroad.” That part of the mission seems to be covered.

After a couple of days hopefully all the sperm will safely arrive back on earth. “Then …. the pig sperms will be put together with pig eggs in test tubes on the earth.” The writer then ask the question everybody has in mind. “What kind of changes will occur in the figure and quality of the test-tube pigs?”

According to the breeder we have to wait two years for that.

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