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Miss Baker, Squirrel Monkey Launched into Space, Photograph with Original Paw Print, Sample of Fur, and Additional Material.

Auction:
3103T
Lot:
2012
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Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM

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Miss Baker, Squirrel Monkey Launched into Space, Photograph with Original Paw Print, Sample of Fur, and Additional Material. Black-and-white 7 x 9 1/4 in. photograph of Miss Baker posing with a model of the Jupiter Rocket, with her paw print and a sample of her hair in the lower right, along with an inscription signed by Dietrich E. Beischer; typed letter signed January 7, 1960 by Ernst Stuhlinger, recommending that the addressee write to Beischer regarding his interest in Miss Baker; the pamphlet, An Account of Experiments in Which Two Monkeys were Recovered Unharmed after Ballistic Space Flight, signed by Beischer; a black-and-white 8 x 10 in. showing Miss Baker drinking out of a cup while being held by her handler; black-and-white 8 x 10 in. photograph of Miss Abel being released from her life support capsule; an image of both monkeys on the recovery vessel after landing; an image of the blast-off of the Jupiter rocket carrying the monkeys; an unsigned image of Miss Baker with the Jupiter rocket; color post card of Miss Baker; [and] 8 x 10 in. black-and-white NASA photograph of the first space chimp, Ham, seated in his special biopack couch prior to a flight in January 1961.

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Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Bell Aircraft Corp., Frederick III, B. Frederick Durant, Washington, DC, United States, Durant, International Astronautical Federation

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