He was born in the jungles of Africa. He trained for two years on a secret air force base. He proved to be among the best. He flew into space and came back alive.
His name was HAM astrochimp # 65. On 31st January 1961, HAM flew a Mercury Redstone rocket. On that day HAM became a national hero. Four months later, Alan Shepard follows him, becoming the first American in space.
Producer : Frédéric FOUGEA
Director : Jerôme Cecil AUFFRET
Original music : Laurent FERLET
Animals handlers : Michelle & Désiré RECH
With : Brian QUINN, Paul SERE, Peter KING,
Jerry DI GIACOMO, Zélie AUFFRET-BONAN.
A Boréales production, in association with Animal Planet International and NHK
With the participation of BBC, Planète, La 7, RTBF, Télévision Suisse Romande.
With the help of CNC
© Boréales – NHK - 2006