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Dr. Jane Goodall | Dr. Jane van Lawick-Goodall
Did You Know?
On 3lst January 1961, during my first year studying the chimpanzees of Gombe in Tanzania, a young chimpanzee named Ham hurtled into space and back in a Mercury capsule, paving the way for US astronauts to make similar journeys. Today, 48 years later, I would like to thank the astronauts, Robert Crippen (Robert L. Crippen
) and Scott Carpenter
In January 2006, she was inducted by French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin
as an Officer of the French Legion of Honor, France's highest honor. In a separate ceremony in Paris that same week, she received the UNESCO 60th Anniversary Medal.
She often wears her hair in a ponytail and has a calm, serene demeanor.