Activity on Pad #5 during RF checks and arrival and placing Ham in capsule. On January 31, 1961, a Mercury-Redstone launch from Cape Canaveral carried the chimpanzee, Ham, over 400 miles down range in an arching trajectory that reached a peak of 158 miles above the Earth. The mission was successful and Ham performed his lever-pulling task well in response to the flashing light.

Activity on Pad #5 during RF checks and arrival and placing Ham in capsule. On January 31, 1961, a Mercury-Redstone launch from Cape Canaveral carried the chimpanzee, Ham, over 400 miles down range in an arching trajectory that reached a peak of 158 miles above the Earth. The mission was successful and Ham performed his lever-pulling task well in response to the flashing light. Stock Photo
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Science History Images / Alamy Stock Photo

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2HJCJFC

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45.3 MB (1.9 MB Compressed download)

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3520 x 4500 px | 29.8 x 38.1 cm | 11.7 x 15 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

23 May 2008

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