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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

This is Ham, the first chimp in space:

Image from the Great Images in NASA library.

I wonder if he ever got lonely up there, tough stare and tiny space pants aside? This reminds me of the MFM story "Laika Comes Back Safe" that uses that other famous space animal as a springboard to talk about mysterious attraction and loss. At least that's how I remember it. As we all know, Laika didn't come back. It was a good story.

In non-40-year-old space news, today is my birthday.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, S-C-R-A-B-B-L-E Lady . . .
. . . from a 40-year-old angler & author . . .
. . . who may be classified under species ronobo

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, wonderblogger!

Bybee said...

Happy birthday. I love your blog.

ctheokas said...

Happy birthday from the WebMD trenches! Keep up the blogging. I love it here.

Carrie said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words. Just what I needed!

Amanda said...

Ohhhh b-day! So close to mine and Nina's, and yet totally in another astrological sign. Happy day a wee bit late.

ch said...

check out the John Prine song, Space Monkey.

tough times back on earth...