Enos the Chimp, first hominid sent by Nasa to Orbit

Space Mission
Mercury-Atlas 5, 29/11/1961


Photo Description
10 x 8 black-numbered NASA photo (S-61-4396); Reverse bears purple NASA caption text and an “Original NASA Photograph” stamp.

Enos is the chimpanzee being fitted into his pressure couch prior to his orbital flight from Cape Canaveral. On November 29, 1961, Enos would orbit the Earth on board Mercury-Atlas 5, becoming the third hominid—after cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov—to achieve Earth orbit.