I saw a link to this gallery on BoingBoing:
It's really strange to think that the first creatures to travel off-planet (that we know of) were actually monkeys that we strapped down into rockets.
Maybe I'm too empathetic, but all I think about when I see these photos is how they must feel like 'alien abductee' experiences. There are these scary beings, placing an innocent creature into machines that it doesn't understand- and forcing it into terror of the unknown.
In honor of these furry & unwitting cosmic pioneers, I almost named this blog "Space Monkey" or something crazy like that.
"Why are you frightened, little guy?!?
You're making history!!!..."