Many dogs were trained t o go into space, and many of their space suits were put on display. However, not all space dogs were as lucky as Belka and Strelka. For example, we all remember Laika, the dog who traveled into space in 1957, yet died from stress and overheating during the flight.
The famous Pchyolka and Mushka were able to spend a day in the orbit in 1960, but due to a navigation error, their spacecraft was destroyed to prevent its secrets falling into Westerns hands.
Apart from the spacesuit there will be other Soviet space memorabilia, including cosmonauts’ autographs, commemorative stamps and medals, and collectible pins. There will be a bottle of cognac tasted and autographed by Yuri Gagarin, and a 1963 porcelain bust of the spaceman. It also includes a small piece of Vostok 1, Gagarin’s space capsule in which he made his first flight to space.
"Canine collectible: Soviet cosmo-dogs’ spacesuit sold for $18,000 at auction."
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