Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Ms. Baker: Monkeynaut
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Animals • Exploration. A significant historical date for this entry is May 28, 1959.
Location. 34° 42.716′ N, 86° 39.233′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Tranquility Base half a mile west of Madison Pike, on the left when traveling west. This marker can be seen at the entrance of the Space & Rocket Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville AL 35805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Army PGM-19 Jupiter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); T-38 TalonPathfinder Orbiter (about 500 feet away); U.S. Army/NASA Juno II (about 600 feet away); Main Engines (about 600 feet away); External Tank (about 600 feet away); NASA / U.S. Geological Survey (about 600 feet away); U.S. Army PGM-11 Redstone (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Miss Baker. “The squirrel monkey who was to become known as Miss Baker was purchased along with 25 other squirrel monkeys at a pet shop in Miami, Florida, and brought to the Naval Aviation Medical School in Pensacola.” (Submitted on May 25, 2019.)
2. U.S. Space & Rocket Center. (Submitted on September 26, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 24 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week May 26, 2019. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 3. submitted on May 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.