Ham being assisted into spacesuit prior to test flight. 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.

Ham being assisted into spacesuit prior to test flight. 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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2HJCJXM

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47.1 MB (1.2 MB Compressed download)

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4800 x 3430 px | 40.6 x 29 cm | 16 x 11.4 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

7 July 2008

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

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