SPACE MONKEY PICTURES: 50-Year Anniversary

SPACE MONKEY PICTURES: 50-Year Anniversary
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Hugh Blodgett and Lynn Brown of the University of Texas slide Sam the rhesus monkey into a space capsule on December 4, 1959, at a launch site in Wallops Island, Virginia.

Sam's mate, dubbed Miss Sam (not shown), also served in NASA space-flight tests, making it 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) above Earth in 1960 during a test of the Mercury spacecraft's launch escape system.
—Photograph courtesy NASA
 
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