SPACE MONKEY PICTURES: 50-Year Anniversary

SPACE MONKEY PICTURES: 50-Year Anniversary
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The French space program also used test animals, including the trio of monkeys seen above in 1967.

The French were the first to send a feline into space. Felix the cat launched on October 18, 1963, aboard a Veronique AGI sounding rocket. He was retrieved alive after his parachute descent.
—Photograph from AP
 
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