Museum Honors Russian Canine Cosmonauts Of Soviet Space Program, Strelka And Belka

August 20, 2015 7:55 AM

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Museum Honors Russian Canine Cosmonauts Of Soviet Space Program, Strelka And Belka

Back in 1960, two canines made history by surviving through a space trip. The dogs were later named Strelka, meaning “little arrow” and Belka, meaning “squirrel.” The Science Museum in London recently announced its plans to launch an exhibit dedicated toward the celebration of this historical mission.

The new exhibition has been named "Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age," which intends to remember the mission in which Strelka and Belka were selected by the scientists at the Soviet Union for an orbit around the Earth. The two mongrel dogs were accompanied by 42 mice, a gray rabbit, flies, 2 rats a...

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