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Fraser
2009-May-28, 05:10 PM
The image to the left is not a primate astronaut from “Planet of the Apes.” It is, in fact, a real space monkey. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first flight into space of a living being that survived the expedition. On May 28th, 1959, one rhesus monkey, named Able, and one squirrel monkey [...]

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ngc3314
2009-May-28, 05:48 PM
When I saw Miss Baker's memorial stone once in Huntsville some years ago, there was a nice touch. Someone had put a fresh banana on top. This doesn't always happen - maybe it was another anniversary, or a primate space flight historian..