Soviet Union Space Dogs

The USSR Space Dogs

Before the internet, before mobile phones were even invented and even before the television was found in every homes, no one really knows what was out there in space other than the existence of other planets, stars, the sun and the moon.

So during the 1950s and the 1960s, while other countries used chimps, monkeys and even fruit flies, the Soviet Union used dogs for their experiments in order to determine the feasibility of launching a living being into space and bringing them back unharmed.

So why were dogs used for this experiment?


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