Remarkable survival of Russian space dogs

by Rebecca on May 9, 2013

in Animal Stories,Animals in the News

By STEVE ROBSON

From: Daily Mail

Remarkable survival of Russian space dogs who plummeted 125 miles to Earth when rocket malfunctioned then spent four days in -40C Siberian wilderness

  • Strays Comet and Shutka were launched into space in December 1960
  • Soviet rocket failed and crashed back to Earth 2,200 miles from launch site
  • Dogs were found still in space capsule after ejection system also failed
  • Despite four days in Siberian wilderness they were still alive

Canine cosmonauts: Stray females Comet, left, and Shutka, right, survived a failed rocket launch in December, 1960

Canine cosmonauts: Females Comet, left, and Shutka, right, survived a failed rocket launch in December, 1960

Great article!  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319119/Remarkable-survival-Russian-space-dogs-plummeted-200km-Earth-rocket-malfunctioned-spent-days-40C-Siberian-wilderness.html#ixzz2Sd8byKKl

 


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