National Geographic : 1962 Feb
HS EKTACHROMESBY U. S . NAVY(ABOVE) FOR NASA AND RALPH MORSE (RIGHT), LIFE @ N.G.S . MA-5 capsule carrying Enos the chimp swings aboard the destroyer U.S .S. Stormes after recovery in the Atlantic 220 sea miles south of Bermuda. Actual flight time: 3 hours, 21 minutes. Alone in space, yet not alone. When an astronaut soars skyward, earthbound scien tists share his adventure. Here, during count down on the MA-4, Canaveral's Mercury Control Center crackles with excitement. TV screens show the launching pad before lift-off. Flight controllers hunch over con soles. Wall map will trace the capsule. Enos is A-O.K.! Astrochimp arrives at Canaveral for a second battery of tests two days after his 50,000-mile flight. Doctors on Bermuda had already pronounced Enos fit, though his pulse and heartbeat had risen during the second orbit. 216 KODACHROMEBY NATIONALGEOGRAPPHICPHOTOGRAPHER (U* OTIS IMBODEN © N.G.S.