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January 21, 1960

On January 21, 1960, the Little Joe 1B was launched from Wallops Island, Virginia. The Little Joe 1B was a launch escape system (LES) test of the Mercury spacecraft. The only passenger was a female rhesus monkey named Miss Sam. The capsule flew to a height of 9.3 miles and a range of 11.7 miles … Continue reading

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