TIL 50 years ago, Ham the chimp was launched into space, where he experienced up to 14.7g during a six-minute freefall. He survived his ocean splashdown (although he nearly drown before rescue crews arrived) and lived 20 more years at a zoo in Washington D.C.

Read more: https://astronomy.com/news/2021/02/apes-robots-and-men-the-life-and-death-of-the-first-space-chimp

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