Date: Thursday, 21-March-2019, 11:40 AM | Message # 1
Mr Scientific Published on Sep 4, 2018
Ham was a normal chimpanzee. Purchased by the US Air Force at the age of 2. He was smart and fast learner compared to others.
So NASA decided to launch him in Space. On 31 January 1961, Ham was launched in space inside the Mercury-Redstone rocket.
In the beginning everything was fine but soon after launch NASA lost control and because of it Ham's rocket reached 252km in Space. Somehow they got the control back and Ham's rocket returned back to Earth.
He landed hard in the Atlantic Ocean & somehow survived the impact. That day Ham became the first chimpanzee in space.
After the flight, Ham lived all alone in a zoo for the next 17 years. Ham died on January 17, 1983.