This Day in History: Space Monkeys Finally Survive a Space Flight, Humans Soon to Follow (1959)

This Day in History:
Space Monkeys Finally Survive a Space Flight, Humans Soon to Follow (1959)

Several monkeys were launched into space before 1959, but Able and Miss Baker became the first to survive such a trip—a 16-minute flight aboard a US missile. Able, a rhesus monkey, died just days after the flight while undergoing surgery to remove a medical electrode. Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey, lived to the age of 27 and is buried on the grounds of the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where she spent most of her life. Able was preserved and can now be seen where? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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