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BELKA AND STRELKA_Soviet Space Heroes – Now Your Heroes

May 27, 2010

I came across this post today on io9…. and I instantly fell in love.  I’ve long been obsessed with the cosmonaut canines of the Soviet space program… but I had never seen this image.  It is glorious. It’s the sort of thing that makes that whole Cold War/Space Race worth it…

Belka and Strelka. Honor them.

Belka and Strelka: the first dogs to survive space flight.  They were Soviet heroes.  They are humanity’s heroes.  I think I will name my children after them.  In the meantime, read more about them (and the countless other space dogs) here.  And I’ll try to post more about the Soviet space program… I love that crap.  Especially their unrealized dreams for the future.

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  1. cklockwork permalink*
    May 27, 2010 1:02 pm

    oh… this is good….

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