Sunday, February 8, 2009

Tribute to Belka and Strelka

Belka and Strelka were two of the dogs used in the soviet space programme, which paved the way for manned flights. They were blasted into space on Sputnik 5 on August 19, 1960 (following shortly the fatal flight of Laika on November 3, 1957). They survived (go soviet union!) and Strelka actually had a bunch of puppies, so she's still around somewhere today.

This is my really small tribute to small, innocent animals being locked into huge rockets and chucked into space.

Go science! Do a thing!


  1. when I needed to restore my comp, I lost all my bookmarks. finally found you again. I LOVE the dogs!

  2. BEAUTIFUL. I love this one! I mean, I love all of them, but you know. It looks incredible.

  3. Really nice work, very well done ! :)
    Looks hard to reproduce.