Lizards are to be trained for space travel, according to a new report. Scientists from the Institute of Biomedical Problems in Moscow will train lizards for space travel. These lizards will be the first reptiles to be sent into orbit.

The lizards will be trained just like humans. Only the best ones will be selected and the weak and ill ones left out. There will also be no place for those that easily get excited or aggressive.

According to the scientists, lizards do not need much training because they adapt well to extreme conditions. They can even live under dramatic gravitational changes and weightlessness. Besides, they do not care where they run - on the floor, the wall or the ceiling.

Scientists are hoping the experiments on lizards will help unlock health benefits for humans, according to Zee News.

Lizards are not only the creatures to be sent into space. Fruit flies, a dog and a monkey have been put into orbit.

Take a look at animals that travelled to space.

Fruit flies were the first creatures to enter the space, they were sent to space on V2 rocket launched by the U.S on Feb 20, 1947. The purpose of sending them to space was to see the effects of radiation when you are exposed to high altitudes.NASA
A monkey named Albert II entered the space in June 14, 1949. Albert II died on impact after a parachute failure.Wikicommons/ NASA
Laika, dog was was sent by Russia on November 3, 1957.Laika aboarded the soviet Sputnik 2, Laika died during the flight.Wikicommons/ NASA
Scientists from Institute of Biomedical Problems in Moscow will train lizards for space travel. These lizards will be the first reptile to be sent to orbit.Reuters