Ms. Baker: Monkeynaut Historical

Ms. Baker: Monkeynaut Historical (HM1UO8)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35805 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 42.716', W 86° 39.233'

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Able, an American-born rhesus monkey, and Baker a South American squirrel monkey, where launched on May 28, 1959, aboard an Army Jupiter missile. Launched in the nose cone, the two animals were carried to a 300-mile altitude, and both were recovered unharmed. However, Able died June 1 on the operating table from effects of anesthesia, as doctors were about to remove an electrode from under, her skin. Baker died of kidney failure in 1984 at age 27 after living a pampered life in retirement at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
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HM NumberHM1UO8
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Date Added Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 531694 N 3841152
Decimal Degrees34.71193333, -86.65388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.716', W 86° 39.233'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 42.96" N, 86° 39' 13.98" W
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Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville AL 35805, US
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