Argentina Sends a Monkey to Space, 1969

On December 23, 1969, as part of the 'Operación Navidad' (Christmas Operation) Argentina


officially the Argentine Republic , is the second largest country in
South America, constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an
autonomous city, Buenos Aires. It is the eighth largest country in the
world by land area and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations,
though Mexico,...

 launched Juan (a cai monkey, native from Argentina's Misiones Province Misiones Province Misiones
is one of the 23 provinces of Argentina, located in the northeastern
corner of the country in the Mesopotamia region. It is surrounded by
Paraguay to the northwest, Brazil to the north, east and south, and
Corrientes Province of Argentina to the southwest.- History :The
province was...

) using a two-stage Rigel 04 rocket >>>
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