Space Dogs: The Story of the Soviet’s Celebrated Moon Pups


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In the 1950s the space race between the USA and the USSR was on, and was for both a matter of pride and propaganda. But before man ventured into the cosmos, his four-legged friends would pave the way for space exploration. The first canine cosmonaut was Laika, meaning ‘barker’. The little stray could never have anticipated that she would one day float 200 miles above the Moscow streets. She would be canonised as a proletarian hero, appearing on stamps, postcards and souvenirs. Her successors were Belka and Strelka, the first dogs to successfully return safely to Earth, and with them, the cult of the space dog was born. This book tells the story of the space dogs, illustrated with legendary photographer Martin Parr’s vintage space dog memorabilia.

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In the 1950s the space race between the USA and the USSR was on, and was for both a matter of pride and propaganda. But before man ventured into the cosmos, his four-legged friends would pave the way for space exploration. The first canine cosmonaut was Laika, meaning ‘barker’. The little stray could never have anticipated that she would one day float 200 miles above the Moscow streets. She would be canonised as a proletarian hero, appearing on stamps, postcards and souvenirs. Her successors were Belka and Strelka, the first dogs to successfully return safely to Earth, and with them, the cult of the space dog was born. This book tells the story of the space dogs, illustrated with legendary photographer Martin Parr’s vintage space dog memorabilia.

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Author Martin Parr Published by Laurence King Publishing ISBN 9781786274113 EAN 9781786274113 Bic Code W Cover Paperback

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