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Strelka And Belka the Samoyeds – March 13th, 2007

This week’s names are:

Strelka And Belka

Strelka And Belka, were the world’s first safely returned space travelers. They were the two female Samoyeds launched by the Soviet Union in Sputnick 5, on August 19, 1960.

Thankfully they returned safely. Many other dogs in the Soviet space program weren’t as lucky, and we thank all those other dogs that didn’t come home, for their bravery and sacrifice, which wasn’t their choice.



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