Forgotten Heros

17 03 2007

Be it space exploration or medical science, the animals that paved the way (often dying in the process) for what many people consider to be great achievements are forgotten. While press photos may have seemed to show smiling chimpanzees emerging from capsules upon their return to earth, few people realize that such grins are not borne of happiness, but of utter terror. This clip from the PBS documentary Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History briefly recounts what became of some of the chimpanzees sent into orbit;




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