Ham the Astrochimp in 1961.
ALAMOGORDO, N.M.--A flat plaque in cement on the ground in front of the flagpoles at the New Mexico Museum of Space History marks the final resting place for Ham the Astrochimp. I've brought flowers to spruce the place up a little bit, but it still looks very plain. This isn't quite what I expected. I thought the grave of a space pioneer might have a little more flair.
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1. Ham Ham the Astrochimp traveled on board the Mercury Redstone rocket on January 31, 1961. Bonus fact: Ham's original name was the less personal No. 65. Image courtesy of NASA Click here to view this gallery. More About: NASA, Wat... Read Post