SPACE MONKEY PICTURES: 50-Year Anniversary

SPACE MONKEY PICTURES: 50-Year Anniversary
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Three chimpanzees named Duane, Jim, and Chu sit strapped into spacecraft cradles at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, in January 1961.

The chimps were among 75 trainees slated to ride into space before humans, to help researchers test the physiological and neurological stresses of space flight.
—Photograph courtesy AO Photo/USAF
 
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