Dog spacesuit

From the Moscow Space Museum, the original space suit that Laika (the first dog in space) wore on it's trip to orbit. Pleasingly odd.

  • Don Mitchell 7y

    Very cool. It's actually the suit that Dezik and Zhegan wore in 1951, the first dogs in space (on a vertical sounding rocket). Sorry, probably more than you wanted to know. :-)
  • manoakua 7y

    Interesting image of a Russian canine pressure suit. See additional material on Laika at:
    www.authorsden.com/visit/viewarticle.asp?AuthorID=77566&a...
  • GN777Sia 7y

    But the Sputnik 2 is burned up in atmopheric re entry and Laika's body is not recovered isn't it??
  • airajhane_07 5y

    laika was so lucky because she was the 1st dog who goes in space....... i want to experience that...........
  • greekgeek 3y

    airajhane: Laika was sent up into space to die in a confined space, and her last moments were agony. Probably overheated -- the temperature controls malfunctioned -- but even if that didn't kill her, she was doomed to asphyxiate when the oxygen ran out. And yes, this was the plan: send up an animal, monitor its life signs for a few hours, then leave it there to die.

    Humans can be pretty awful sometimes. At least the dog that THIS space suit was created for had a chance to come back to Earth (unlike Laika).
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Taken on January 4, 2004
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