January 31 national holiday for “ham” the Astro chimp

January 31 national holiday for “ham” the Astro chimp

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Ham the Chimp and Ham the Astrochimp, was a chimpanzee and the first nonhuman hominidlaunched into space. On January 31, 1961, Ham flew a suborbital flight on the Mercury-Redstone 2mission, part of the U.S. space program's Project Mercury. Ham needs to be recognized as he paved the way for space travel today. Help us make January 31 a national holiday in honor of Ham the space chimp. 

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