Animals Aloft

Aviation can sometimes be downright inhuman.




Animals also paved the way into outer space. Somewhat less known than the Soviet’s dog Laika and the United States’ chimpanzee Ham, a squirrel monkey named Baker was launched into space on a suborbital flight aboard a Jupiter missile on May 28, 1959. None the worse for his space trek, Baker lived to the ripe old age of 27.

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