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... reasoning arose from the fact that primates possess opposable thumbs and a higher IQ than that of a dog. NASA received ample recognition for their ability to train chimpanzees to perform flight tasks. Two chimps, Ham and Enos, served as stepping-stones to human flight of the Mercury missions and proved that animals possessed the capability to pilot a spacecraft and preform all required duties. “Ham the Chimp was the first chimpanzee launched into outer space” and his success helped America to regain their influence in space (“Space Dogs”). Enos also boosted NASA’s popularity because he “was said to be the first ‘living being’ sent to orbit by the United States”(Space Today Online). The fact that the two monkeys successfully completed their missions astonished the Soviet scientists but failed to convince them that a monkey serves a better test subject than a dog.
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