Friday, 11 April 2008

Space Chimps Poster

Here below the official posters of Space Chimps:
(Click on the poster to enlarge it.)

Space Chimps Poster
Space Chimps in July 2008

The story of this animated is based on chimps. But the chimps were not the real space pioneers of the monkey kind!

Actually the space pioneers were rhesus monkeys: their services were used because rhesus monkeys are quite small and a not so bad model for comparison with human reactions.

More info about monkeys in space on: wikipedia

In the next 100 years the man in the street may join the monkeys and privileged astronauts with the rise of commercial space flight. Let's just hope I won't be dead by then...