History of American Spaceflight

This is How Ham, the space chimp, appeared in his space capsule during his space flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Feb. 2, 1961. Film was taken by an automatic motion picture camera set up inside the capsule and trained on the chimp?s face reflected by a mirror. The camera operated at four frames per second, using daylight for exposure. (AP Photo)

July 28, 2012 3:43 pm  • 

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"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

If you have suggestions, comments or questions about this blog, e-mail jeubank@tucson.com

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