Able (monkey) in Apollo to the Moon

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Able (monkey) in Apollo to the Moon

The capsule and couch used by one of America's first spacefarers, a rhesus monkey named Able, is displayed in Apollo to the Moon. Able and a companion squirrel monkey named Baker were placed inside a Jupiter missile nose cone and launched on a test flight in May 1959.

Image Number: SI 99-15221-0
Credit: Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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