Friday, April 15, 2011
World Most famous Dogs
in August 1960, became the first living creatures to orbit the Earth. Their space voyage lasted a little over 24 hours, during which the spaceship circled the Earth 15 times. The dogs were used to study the impact of space flight (overload, weightlessness and radiation) on a living organism. Both dogs lived to a ripe old age and died natural deaths. Their stuffed bodies are now at the Cosmonautics Memorial Museum in Moscow.