Friday, November 20, 2015
"A Chimp Shows the Way" My Weekly Reader March 6, 1961.
My Weekly Reader brought the world to our desks when I was in elementary school (just down the street from JPL). This particular issue highlights how the space program efforts were giving us the expectation that a manned launch would be happening soon. The first human flight was on 12 April 1961 (5 weeks after this issue) while the first U.S. flight was on May 5th, 1961 (2 months after this issue).
"The tests proved that a man may be able to make the same flight"
And just to test if you were paying attention, here is a MWR quiz: