Sputnik-type capsule in Baikonur museum

Sputnik-type capsule in Baikonur museum

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Caption: Sputnik-type capsule, designed to carry animals into space, in Baikonur space museum, Kazakhstan. Photo at bottom shows a pair of space dogs, Belka and Strelka, launched on Sputnik 5 in August 1960 and later recovered from orbit.

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