This Day in History Entry #155

January 31st, 2012 by Wordsman

“Now, this sure ain’t no cruise in no blimp!
On the luxuries we’ve had to skimp
There’s no wind in your face
Just the darkness of space
And the pilot? Uh, well, he’s a chimp”

Event: Ham the Astrochimp becomes the first American (technically, Cameroonian) chimpanzee in space
Year: 1961
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