CHIMP ORBITS EARTH ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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Enos the chimp in a flight couch, about to make his space flight from 
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Mercury-Atlas 5 was a unmanned spaceflight of the Mercury program. It
was launched with a 5 1/2 year old chimpanzee named Enos aboard. The
craft orbited the Earth twice and splashed down about 200 miles south of
Bermuda.

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chimpanaut postcard

posted by Bob Karm in Animals,ANNIVERSARY,Aviation,DEBUT,HISTORY,SPACE and have Comment (1)

One Response to “CHIMP ORBITS EARTH ON THIS DAY IN 1961”

  1. J. Cooll, staff reporter says:

    J. Cool here to say, I’ll bet they had to interview a lot of chimps before they found one that would stick to the business at hand and not want to monkey around all of the time!

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