Space Monkeys!

Speaking of early pioneers in space, I found this old Simpsons video very amusing:

This Simpsons joke is in reference to the real chimpanzees that were sent into space, particularly “Ham” who flew into space on the Mercury-Redstone 2 mission.

Imagine what it was like to be a chimpanzee put into a rocket and shot into space, not understanding what’s happening, or what zero-gravity is. I bet it was terrifying, but I am glad that Ham returned to Earth safe and sound. And, I’m also glad that he did not return super-intelligent. 😉

Anyhow, interesting stuff.

P.S. I wanted to post this much sooner, but lots of interesting stuff has been happening lately. Good time to be a blogger.


Author: Doug

A fellow who dwells upon the Pale Blue Dot who spends his days obsessing over things like Buddhism, KPop music, foreign languages, BSD UNIX and science fiction.

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