SPACE MONKEY: The True Story of Mrs. Baker by Olive Burt

SPACE MONKEY: The True Story of Mrs. Baker

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Eleven ounce Miss Baker, a tiny squirrel monkey, has traveled a long and hard route from her, native jungle in Peru. Out of the need of naval scientists to establish the conditions under which man in space could survive was born the adventure of Miss Baker, a flight which took her into the arc of space and returned her to a spot 250 miles southeast of Puerto Rico. In this lively account of her role in the fight for space supremacy, Olive Burt not only describes the monkey, but goes into considerable technical detail regarding the motives and nature of the experiment in which she was involved. An accurate and humorous sidelight on America's strides toward spatial discovery.

Pub Date: April 7th, 1960
Publisher: John Day