HAM, A Space Pioneer
Journal Article - Open Access
National Museum of Health and Medicine, USAMRMC Silver Spring United States
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In the race with Russia to put the first man in orbit around Earth, National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA trained several chimpanzees to participate in flight simulations. One such chimpanzee was named HAM. who became the first chimpanzee to be launched into space. His name is an acronym for the laboratory that trained him for his historic mission, the Holloman Aerospace Medical Center, located at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.
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