Science: What's Up With Veterok & Ugolyok

The announcement from the Soviet Union was characteristically terse. Two dogs had been blasted into orbit aboard the spaceship Cosmos 110 "to conduct biological tests." Beyond that the Russians said practically nothing. The intended length of the trip, the breed and sex of the dogs, the size and weight of the spacecraft, whether the experiment was concerned directly with travel to the moon or with lengthy earth orbit, whether an attempt would be made to bring the dogs back—all such matters remained a secret. Clearly the Russians were putting on the dogs to...

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