America's First Primates In Space +50

NASA marks 50th anniversary of monkeys Able and Miss Baker in space, Huntsville Times

"Monkeys Able and Baker, known as "the monkeynauts," were lofted from Cape Canaveral, Fla., 50 years ago today and were the first American mammals to survive a fiery ride into space.

On May 28, 1959, Able, a 7-pound rhesus monkey, and Baker, an 11-ounce squirrel monkey, were crammed into the nose cone of an Army Jupiter missile and shot 360 miles into space during a 16-minute mission."

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