The one shown in the picture is Sam, one of the many animals that NASA sent into space with the intention to see how weightlessness affected organic bodies . This is to establish a first contact with what were later to experience human.
Sam, the monkey who traveled into space in 1958 , flew to a height of 88 kilometers aboard the rocket Little Joe-2 , a device created as an economic alternative to the Redstone rocket.
But Sam does not have the honor of being the first monkey in space visit Outside, it was Albert the primate opened 10 years before this kind of travel for their species. However, also experimented with other animals, including find a the dog Laika , sent by the Soviet Union in 1957, becoming the first terrestrial living being to orbit the Earth .
March 31, 2015
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