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The squirrel monkey named Gordo survived a 300-mile journey into space
and then travelled more than 1,500 miles in the rocket
until it dropped in the South Atlantic.

A technical problem with the recovery gear meant a parachute failed to open
and the nose-cone sank taking Gordo with it.
The US Army abandoned the search after six hours.
~BBC, 13.12.1958

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