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Miss Baker Couch Gallery


Overall view of the Miss Baker couch display, including the couch itself and an "autograph".

The sign behind the display reads

Primate Pioneers

On May 29, 1959, Jupiter AM-18 lifted off with two special passengers: Able, a rhesus monkey, and Baker, a squirrel monkey. The "monkeynauts" flew to an altitude of 360 miles, at speeds over 10,000 miles per hour. They were recovered alive after surviving nine minutes of weightlessness and a peak force of 38 Gs.

Time picture taken Thu Jan 19 17:49:00 2012
Location picture taken Saturn V Hall
Davidson Center for Space Exploration
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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