October 03, 2004

Curious George - Monkeys in Space Does anyone remember writing to Baker, one of the monkeynauts from a 1959 Jupiter mission?

I can still remember the day the big envelope containing an 8X10 photo and a letter about the mission arrived in the mail, and my mom handing it to me in the living room. This would have been between 1980 and 1982, when I was about 7 years old.

  • Maybe it's just me, but its sounds like you're saying you're mom wrote a monkey a leter in 1959, and it wrote back twenty years later. Of course, until I clicked the link, I thought it sounded like monkeys made it to Jupiter ten years before man made it to the moon. So it probably is just me.
  • Monkey's are very slow writers.
  • Please disregard the superfluous apostrophe.
  • No, I think that the monkey was living in a zoo and you could write to her there. She didn't die until 1984 according to that link. I don't remember all the details, that's why I'm asking.