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Belka and Strelka first dogs to survive spaceflight
"Belka" and "Strelka" first dogs to survive spaceflight at Press conference July 1960. K.Tolstikova, photographer
Laika the Space Dog
"Laika" the first living creature in space, prepares to fly. November 1957.
Cosmonaut  Alexei Leonov
Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov explains his and the world's first space walk (EVA) March 1965. Sholomovitch, photographer.
Soviet Lunar Lander.
Soviet Lunar Lander. Never used hidden away in 1969.
Sputnik, the World's First Artificial Satellite, October 1957
Sputnik, the World's First Artificial Satellite, October 1957.
Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky
Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935) father of cosmnonautics (space travel). November 1932.
Sergei Pavlovich Korolev
Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (1907-1966). 1940's.
GIRD-10.  Rocket-10
GIRD-10. Rocket-10 (Tsander basic design upgraded by Korolev) of the Group for Cosmic Travel. Korolev stands at Left, Nakhabino woods. 1933.
R-7 going into launch position.
R-7 "Good ol'-7" going into launch position.
Korolev in the cockpit of Koktebel glider
S.P.Korolev in the cockpit of Koktebel glider that he designed with Savva Lyushin in 1929. Photograph from Korolev family collection.
Korolev in the 1960s
S.P.Korolev in the 1960s.

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