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Mishka the Space Dog is Being Dressed, While Tsyganka the Other Space Dog is Already Dressed

Accession Number
2012/2.90

Title
Mishka the Space Dog is Being Dressed, While Tsyganka the Other Space Dog is Already Dressed

Artist(s)
Dmitri Baltermants

Artist Nationality
Russian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1960

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)

Subject matter
This photograph presents a close-up view of two Soviet test-flight dogs, Mishka and Tsyganka. On the left, Mishka’s head, which is engulfed by her long black fur, pokes out of the braided and buttoned astronautical suit designed to protect her from the temperature and pressure variations of space. Tsyganka is fully outfitted in flight gear, appearing more like a robot than a small dog. 

Physical Description
Close-up view of two dogs, one fully outfitted in a canine spacesuit, the other with face and front paws uncovered. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Canis familiaris (species)
astronauts
space suits

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