The squirrel monkey Baker was transported to space in a specially-designed restraint, cushioned with polyurethane foam. The end of the couch cylinder has molded rubber pads to absorb jolts, while the couch foam absorbed high-frequency vibrations. Baker's biological reactions were telemetered to ground recorders. The Baker Experiment was a project of the U.S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine.
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