HAM Astrochimp #65
He was born in the jungles of Africa. He trained for two years on a secret air force base. He proved to be among the best. He flew into space and came back alive.
His name was HAM astrochimp # 65. On 31st January 1961, HAM flew a Mercury Redstone rocket. On that day HAM became a national hero. Four months later, Alan Shepard follows him, becoming the first American in space.