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When Monkeys Flew

One of my younger son’s favorite books is Curious George Gets A Medal where George becomes the first monkey in space. The book was first published in 1957. I hadn’t realized that it predates a real world event. Today is the 50th anniversary of the space flight of Abel and Baker, the first monkeys to survive spaceflight. Able was a rhesus monkey, and Baker was a squirrel monkey.

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