Able (monkey) in Apollo to the Moon

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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.


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