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Sad Story Of Ham The Chimpanzee That Went To Space

Is he a hero or a victim of the 20th Century Space Race

Ham, the Astrochimp, was a 3-year-old chimpanzee when he rocketed into space on January 31, 1961, in the U.S. space program’s Mercury Redstone Rocket.

Ham was the first great ape that was sent to the space: where no man has



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