Space Chimp Lives! 1961

Space Chimp Lives! 1961

Enos became the first chimp to orbit the earth on November 29, 1961, aboard a Mercury Atlas rocket. Although the mission plan originally called for three orbits, due to a malfunctioning thruster and other technical difficulties, flight controllers were forced to terminate Enos’ flight after two orbits. Enos landed in the recovery area and was…

Vintage bird hats

Vintage bird hats

Tulip mania is widely known, but we usually forget about feather mania. In the 1890s – 1920 it became so popular for women to have exotic feathers and plumes or whole stuffed birds on their hats, that by 1900, more than five million birds were killed, 95% of Florida’s shore birds had been slaughtered by…