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"Enos" the second chimpanzee to be launched into space on November 29th 1961, and the first to achieve two orbits around the earth. After being brought from the Miami Rare Bird Farm on April 3, 1960 Enos completed more than 1,250 hours of training at the University of Kentucky and the Hollomon Air Force Base. During the test flight they had two malfunctions. The capsule overheated and Enos received 76 electrical shocks from a malfunctioning "avoidance conditioning" test. On November 4, 1962 Enos died of shigellosis- related dysentery. His death was unrelated to his earth orbits on Mercury Atlas #5.
DescriptionSpace capsule hanging from cable or hook in preparation for mating to launch vehicle "Atlas". Writing on the photo or group of photos: 'Enos.'s Capsule- 1st Mate. RCA INSPECTOR ACCEPTABLE. Erection of Mercury Capsule #9 on Pad 14, CCMTA. NASA/ MERCURY. LOD 61-9094 Enos.'s Capsule- 1st mate.' Physical description: Black and white print (photograph) 24x19mm; 15x11mm, 13x10mm negative.
SubjectNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1961). Space Capsule. Available electronically from