Space Dogs: The Story of Celebrated Canine Cosmonauts
Dogs: the first intergalactic explorers. Long before man set foot on the moon the canine cosmonauts of the Russian space programme were hailed as the first Soviet superstars and achieved huge levels of fame.
With the huge levels of fame came a huge industry satisfying the public for images of the space dogs and ensuing merchandise, memorabilia, books and films.
This book contains celebrated photographer Martin Parr’s collection of space dog ephemera. Broken down by the specific space dogs from Laika, the first dog in space, to Belka and Strelka, companion dogs who made it into space in 1960.
The documentation of their lives is both kitsch but also romantic and inspirational.
Paperback. 128 pages.
15.3cm x 19cm x 1.8cm