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        Ham the Chimp, First Hominid in Space | NASA Missions and Milestones in Space Flight

        Ham the Chimp,' the first homonid in space, shown in the seat in which he rode during the 16-minute ballistic flight of the Mercury-Redstone 2 (MR-2) rocket in January of 1961. Ham's name is an acronym for the lab that prepared him for his historic mission - the Holloman Aerospace Medical Center in Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

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