Thursday, June 04, 2009

The First Space Simians

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!!!..."

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