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Photo courtesy of NASA / McDonnell Douglas. Caption courtesy of NASA.
 

Ham, the first chimpanzee ever to ride into space, shows his full stature of 3 ft. high and 37 lbs. Ham, born in French Cameroon, Africa, is about to be prepared for his space flight some hours before launch time at Cape Canaveral, Fla. This was one of a series of launches scheduled by NASA in its manned orbital flight program.

 
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