|Enos hamming it up the day after his return to Earth|
Enos's flight was the Mercury space mission just before John Glenn orbited the earth on February 20, 1962.
Enos did not last long after his celebrated flight, dying on November 4, 1962 from dysentery caused by antibiotic-resistant shigellosis. At least he came back down to earth. Laika, the fox terrier, the Soviet Union's first animal put into orbit, died in space.