Ham, a three-year-old chimpanzee, in his space suit he would wear for the second Mercury-Redstone (MR-2) suborbital test flight in January 1961. NASA used chimpanzees and other primates to test the Mercury capsule before launching the first American astronaut Alan Shepard, in May 1961. The Mercury capsule was mounted on a modified Redstone rocket, developed by Dr. Wernher von Braun and the German rocket team in Huntsville, Alabama.
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