Animals in Space From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle

Many readers will doubtless be astonished to learn that animals were being fired aloft in U.S. and Soviet research rockets in the late 1940s. In fact most people not only believe that the Russian space dog Laika was the first canine to be launched into space, but also that the high-profile, precurso...

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Main Authors: Burgess, Colin, Dubbs, Chris (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2007, 2007
Edition:1st ed. 2007
Series:Space Exploration
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • From wrath to research
  • Holloman and the Albert Hall of Fame
  • Pioneers of destiny: The suborbital dog flights
  • High-altitude research
  • Able and Baker lead the way
  • The most famous dog in history
  • Prelude to manned space flight
  • Pioneers in a weightless world
  • Biting the hand
  • Cosmos/Bion: The age of the biosatellites
  • End of an era
  • Shuttling into space
  • Epilogue