Alamogordo, New Mexico: Grave of Ham the Astrochimp Team Field Report

New Mexico Museum of Space History

Hwy 2001, Alamogordo, NM
US Hwy 54/70 north through town. Just past the New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped, turn right on Indian Wells Rd. Drive to the end, then left on Scenic Drive, then a quick right onto Hwy 2001 up the hill to the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Ham's grave is at the base of the flagpoles.
Gates open M, W-Sa 10-5; Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Grave of Ham the Astrochimp

The final resting place of Ham; in January 1961 he became the first chimp launched into space. Report...

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Bananas for Ham.

Grave of Ham the Astrochimp

Fans of Ham the Astrochimp left bananas at the grave.

[Gorvin, 07/15/2019]

Grave of first astrochimp.

Grave of Ham the Astrochimp

Ham proves that mankind could live and work in space. Lovely tribute!

[Lavato, 07/31/2013]

Grave of Ham.

Ham the Astrochimp

Visited the grave of Ham the Astrochimp -- it is under the wall, at the entrance where the flagpoles are.

[Spiderpig41, 07/10/2010]

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