The Curious Lives of the Russian Stray Dogs That Traveled to Space — Hyperallergic

Here is a fascinating review of Space Dogs, a documentary about dogs in the Soviet space program.

Poster for Space Dogs (2020), dir. Elsa Kremser & Levin Peter (all images courtesy Icarus Films)Dogs were among the first animals sent into outer space, and were a crucial part of the Soviet space program in the 1950s and ’60s. The first living being to orbit the Earth was a dog — the now-famous Laika,…

The Curious Lives of the Russian Stray Dogs That Traveled to Space — Hyperallergic