Ham - A chimpanzee in space
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Ham - A chimpanzee in space

Description of the photograph

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.

Keywords used by Collection NASA to describe this photograph: chimpanzee, ham, suit, space, flight, test flight, nasa, capsule, alan shepard, rocket

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Each print is coated with a protective varnish to ensure long-lasting preservation.


270g/m2 satin-finish paper. The picture is printed on satin paper using the latest inkjet printing technologies.

Mounting on aluminium

The photograph is laminated on a 2mm Dibond aluminium plate with a frame on the back to easily hang the photograph on the wall.


This photograph is sold with a certificate of authenticity.

Available sizes

12x9, 20x16, 24x20.

Suggested finishes

Print only, Aluminum mounting, Premium aluminium frame, Classic wood frame, Floater frame, Acrylic, Framed acrylic.


This photograph is part of a limited edition of 300 copies worldwide.