Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Chimps in Space

US Army Ape-O-Naut Able, Rhesus Monkey

Flew Jupiter AM-18 mission 5/28/59 with Baker. Able died on 1 June 1959 from the effects of anesthesia given to allow the removal of electrodes implanted for the historic space flight.

NASA Ape-O-Naut. Ham, Chimpanzee
Flew Mercury-Redstone 2 mission 1/31/61.
Click to read about and view the rest of the amazing monkeys in the space program, as well as throughout history.

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