January 31, 1961 Ham, a chimpanzee, worked levers during his 16 minute space flight. The astrochimp traveled 5,800 mph in a Project Mercury capsule.
May 28, 1959 Ms. Able and Mr. Baker, a pair of monkies, take-off from Cape Canaveral for outerspace. Their rocketship, the Jupiter AM-18, returns that same day landing in the ocean.
July 4, 1990 Mr. Lunch's birthdate
September 14, 1968 Zond 5 is launched by the Soviets. It flew around the moon and returned to earth. Inside traveled at least 5 turtles with some worms and flies.
November 3, 1957 Laika, the dog, becomes the first animal in space. The Soviets sent her in Sputnik II. She orbited the earth six times.
November 29, 1961 The patriot chimp, Enos, rode the United States Mercury 5 into the earth's orbit.
December 13, 1958 Gordo, a squirrel monkey, is the first monkey sent into space. The rocketship, the Jupiter AM-13, didn't go high enough to be in orbit, but it did go very fast.
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