From: Team Encounter
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2001
Over 70,000 people from around the world have already joined Team Encounter. Many have submitted their names, messages, photographs and DNA for our 2004 launch
Now, YOU can include any species on board Humanity's First Starship! You can include your pet dog, cat, bird or fish on board this exciting adventure to the stars. Gardeners can include their favorite flowering plant. Environmentalists can include an endangered species. Students can include species they study in their classes. In short, with this announcement Team Encounter becomes an Ark for the 21st century!
To kick off this new dimension to the Team Encounter mission, Team Encounter and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are proud to announce the inclusion of 2 "space chimps" on board Humanity's First Starship. These chimpanzees either served in the U.S. space program, or are descendants of chimpanzees who did. They blazed the trail into space for humanity, often at great cost to their well-being. Now, through the inclusion of their hair samples and photographs on Humanity's First Starship, these space chimps will again blaze the trail into space, this time to other stars - just as they did in the 2001 blockbuster movie, Planet of the Apes.
Part of the proceeds from kit sales will go to support Primarily Primates, Inc., a non-profit organization in San Antonio, Texas that cares for these space chimps, along with over 800 primates and other animals - many of which have previously suffered abuse or neglect.
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