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42 rockets with dogs were launched in the Soviet Union in 1950s and 1960s. Most of these animals didn’t survive aboard or died after a parachute failure. Some died during the flight, as it was intended because the technology to return from orbit had not been developed yet.

Some returned alive, were successfully recovered from a spaceflight and even gave birth to descendants. And only a few were in the center first of the Soviet and then of the world’s media creating one of the most touching and charming stories of our time.

Such domestic with their defenselessness dogs in spacesuits confronted the abyss of space. They didn’t match their size with the scale of the universe. Animals helped to humanize the ruthless scientific space research turning it into a fairy tale in world’s opinion.

My project is dedicated to animals which are unknown to pop culture. Most of them died but some survived. There are some which even were born in cosmos, for example, quail -bird.

This is the monument to the first crews that have made it possible for a man to fly into space.42 rockets with dogs were launched in the Soviet Union in 1950s and 1960s. Most of these animals didn’t survive aboard or died after a parachute failure. Some died during the flight, as it was intended because the technology to return from orbit had not been developed yet.

Some returned alive, were successfully recovered from a spaceflight and even gave birth to descendants. And only a few were in the center first of the Soviet and then of the world’s media creating one of the most touching and charming stories of our time.

Such domestic with their defenselessness dogs in spacesuits confronted the abyss of space. They didn’t match their size with the scale of the universe. Animals helped to humanize the ruthless scientific space research turning it into a fairy tale in world’s opinion.

My project is dedicated to animals which are unknown to pop culture. Most of them died but some survived. There are some which even were born in cosmos, for example, quail -bird.

This is the monument to the first crews that have made it possible for a man to fly into space.

FIRST CREW