Month: February 2020

Remembering Ham, the Astrochimp

On January 31, 1961, Ham became the first chimpanzee in space as part of the United States’ space program. Ham didn’t volunteer for the “honor”, nor do I believe did he feel any pride in his accomplishment. Ham was kidnapped from Cameroon in 1957 and was held captive on a farm in Miami until the […]

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