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The V-1 “Buzz Bomb” plunging toward central London; ca. 1945

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Ham the Chimp before boarding the rocket Mercury-Redstone II in 1961.


He traveled for 679 km in about 17 minutes, lifting off from Cape Canaveral and splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean. He was recovered in good condition, readily eating an apple and half an orange.

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