On this Day in 1959 Monkeys Flew to Space

monkeys in space

Monkeys survive space mission
Two monkeys have become the first living creatures to survive a space flight.
Able, a seven-pound female rhesus monkey, and Baker, a one-pound female spider monkey, were fired 300 miles into space in the nose-cone of a Jupiter missile AM-18 from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The complete story here on BBC