Pioneers of destiny: The suborbital dog flights

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If you had visited Moscow’s Institute of Aviation Medicine (IAM) in the summer of 1950, you might have been surprised to hear the clamour of dogs, to see them trotting about in pressure suits, and being spun in centrifuges. A cluster of small, light-furred dogs had taken up residence in that post-war summer, when the Institute was just beginning to turn its focus from the physiology of airplane to rocket flight. In the years following the Second World War, the major research thrust of the IAM was on the biological problems associated with flight.


Nose Cone Rocket Launch Guide Missile Rocket Flight Aviation Medicine 
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