Lot #3019
Enos the Chimp Original 'Type 1' Photograph

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Estimate: $200+


Official 'Type 1' glossy 10 x 8 black-numbered NASA photo (S-61-4396), showing Enos the chimpanzee being fitted into his pressure couch prior to his orbital flight from Cape Canaveral. On November 29, 1961, Enos would orbit the Earth on board Mercury-Atlas 5, becoming the third hominid—after cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov—to achieve Earth orbit. Reverse bears purple NASA caption text and an "Original NASA Photograph" stamp. In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: #607 - Ended April 22, 2021