Dog Space Suit Replicas

 
 
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Rocket powered Ejection sled

Final Frontier Design fabricated a replica of the 1957 rocket powered ejection Sled. This metal enclosure is modeled after the one used by Laika the first dog to travel into space aboard Sputnik 2. This specific ejection system launched the dogs away from the rocket back to Earth. Many tests were successful although some of the exploration dogs were lost in accidents when rockets or parachutes malfunctioned.

 

Reproduction of soviet canine pressure garment

The Soviet Space program used dogs as test pilots in early flights. Space dogs were sent up into space in pressure suits fit to there form similar to the image on the left. Final Frontier Design made this reproduction as a model display of a 1959 version.