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COVERED BY LIFE ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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                   The John F. Kennedy Story Memorial Edition 1963

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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JOHN BELMONT

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George Harrison (February 25, 1943 – November 29, 2001)

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LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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The lift-off of Mercury-Atlas 5 carrying space chimp "Enos" from
Kennedy Space Center.

The NASA Public Affairs Office issued a press release stating "The men in
charge of Project Mercury have insisted on orbiting the chimpanzee as a
necessary preliminary checkout of the entire Mercury program before risking
a human astronaut." prior to the flight.

The craft orbited the Earth twice and splashed down about 200 miles south of
Bermuda.

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Enos in his flight couch prior to being put into Mercury capsule.

 

      

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