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100 1 Southgate, Vix,|eauthor.
245 10 Dogs in space /|cwritten by Vix Southgate ; illustrated by
246 34 Dogs in space : the amazing true story of Belka and
264 1 London, UK :|bWren & Rook, an imprint of Hachette
264 4 |c©2018.
300 32 unnumbered pages :|bcolour illustrations ;|c28 cm
336 still image|bsti|2rdacontent
520 "Meet Belka and Strelka, the two dogs who changed the face
of space history and became international celebrities in
the process! In 1960, two stray dogs were plucked from the
streets of Moscow to become space pioneers. This quirky
and delightful picture book tells the incredible true
story of these heroic strays. Selected from a number of
potential canine cosmonauts, Belka and Strelka are put
through their paces on the ground, as they practice rocket
simulations and wearing spacesuits, before being launched
into outer space as the first ever living creatures to
successfully orbit the Earth. Miraculously, the dogs
survive the mission and upon their return embark on a tour
of the USSR, clad in their carefully tailored jumpsuits -
one red, one green - becoming international celebrities in
the process. As for their legacy, less than a year after
their safe return the Soviet space programme felt
confident enough to send the first human into space." --
|c(Source of summary not specified)
521 5+ years old.
650 0 Dogs|zSoviet Union|y1960|vPictorial works|vJuvenile
650 0 Space flight|y1960|vPictorial works|vJuvenile literature.
650 0 Dogs|vPictorial works|vJuvenile literature.
650 0 Space|vPictorial works|vJuvenile literature.
650 0 Astronauts|vPictorial works|vJuvenile literature.
650 0 Children's stories|vPictorial works.
655 7 Picture books.|2lcgft
700 1 Deppe, Iris,|eillustrator.