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Chimp Chosen for Space Flight

Nov. 28, 1961 - A 37-pound chimpanzee named Enos was chosen today to make a 3-orbit trip around the eaerth tomorrow. It is to be the last test before a human astronaut makes a similar try. The 5-year-old animal will be loaded aboard a bell-shaped Mercury capsule and will ride into space aboard an Atlas rocket. If all goes as planned, Enos will circle the earth three times in four and a half hours and be brought back for a parachute landing in the Atlantic Ocean about 1,000 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral.


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