The dogs Belka and Strelka were sent into space and helped Russia to launch their manned missions. No means were available then to return these two little beauties to Earth, but they are proudly remembered.

The dogs Belka and Strelka were sent into space and helped Russia to launch their manned missions. No means were available then to return these two little beauties to Earth, but they are proudly remembered.

Belka and Strelka

Essential Guide: Taxidermy Heroic Animals

Taxidermy of Belka and Strelka the Soviet Space Dogs

Essential Guide: Taxidermy Heroic Animals

Belka and Strelka– 50 Years Since Space Dogs Circled the Earth ~ Kuriositas

Belka and Strelka– 50 Years Since Space Dogs Circled the Earth ~ Kuriositas

Before Yuri Gagarin became the first human in outer space, numerous animals gave their lives for science in the often cruel and stressful tests of space flight. The first creatures to survive a 24 hour ordeal orbiting earth in a space craft were two spirited dogs named Belka and Strelka.  All of the Soviet space dogs, including Belka and Strelka, were strays rounded up from the streets and put under various stress tests to see which were suitable for flight. It also helped to be cute and…

Essential Guide: Taxidermy Heroic Animals

Before Yuri Gagarin became the first human in outer space, numerous animals gave their lives for science in the often cruel and stressful tests of space flight. The first creatures to survive a 24 hour ordeal orbiting earth in a space craft were two spirited dogs named Belka and Strelka. All of the Soviet space dogs, including Belka and Strelka, were strays rounded up from the streets and put under various stress tests to see which were suitable for flight. It also helped to be cute and…

Belka and Strelka in their space capsule

Essential Guide: Taxidermy Heroic Animals

RARE Pobeda  Belka and Strelka first astronauts Wrist Watch Russian  | eBay

RARE Pobeda Belka and Strelka first astronauts Wrist Watch Russian

RARE Pobeda Belka and Strelka first astronauts Wrist Watch Russian | eBay

Cosmonaut Museum | Atlas Obscura | The museum (also known as Memorial Museum of Astronautics) celebrates the history of Russia's 20th-century space travel achievements, with around 85,000 items on space technology, astronomy, and space travel. There are also taxidermy space dogs, including Belka and Strelka. The museum is contained in the base of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space.

Cosmonaut Museum | Atlas Obscura | The museum (also known as Memorial Museum of Astronautics) celebrates the history of Russia's 20th-century space travel achievements, with around 85,000 items on space technology, astronomy, and space travel. There are also taxidermy space dogs, including Belka and Strelka. The museum is contained in the base of the Monument to the Conquerors of Space.

Belka And Strelka

From Stray To Space Dog: The Story of Belka And Strelka

Belka And Strelka

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