Posted by: Ryan Schoenefeld | September 28, 2010

A Glimpse at History – Cold War Style

In 1959, Soviet space dogs Belka (Whitey) and Strelka (Little Arrow) became the first earth-born creatures to return from orbit alive. In retirement, Strelka had six puppies and in 1961, during the height of the Cold War, Nikita Khrushchev gave one of the pups — Pushinka (Fluffy) to President John F. Kennedy’s daughter Caroline.


  1. This is an interesting look at Soviet space history!

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