Monkeys in Space

In 1947, the United States successfully put the first living creatures in space – fruit flies. After that success, the American space program spent 12 years trying to send monkeys into orbit. One failure followed another. Finally, on June 1, 1959 a squirrel monkey named Miss Baker and rhesus monkey named Able were placed aboard a Jupiter rocket. The two intrepid explorers shot 360 miles into space and traveled 1700 ground miles before safely splashing down in the Caribbean Sea. They spent nine minutes in weightlessness, proving that human-like creatures could survive in space. They returned to a hero’s welcome.

Able died a few days after the flight during a procedure to remove an electrode. Baker lived 25 more years, receiving 5o,ooo thousand letters per year from school children for many years. 300 people attended her funeral in 1984.

Here is a 1959 newsreel about their flight.

Keep on reaching for your stars!

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

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White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leader seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

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About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - http://www.AATrilogy.com. Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. http://www.theaffirmationspot.com. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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