Get Your Checkbook Ready, Historical Dog Spacesuit Up For Auction

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Sep. 03, 2014

If you're a pet owner who loves to buy your dog just about anything to make them look more special than others, well this item might be for you. Guaranteed, there won't be another dog owner who has an authentic Soviet spacesuit for dogs from the 1960's. None.

Now you can enjoy one of two suits worn during the Sputnik 5 mission in 1960 by dogs Belka and Strelka, the first two dogs to actually survive a test flight. The flight was a precursor for the first trip into space by man, which was later performed by Yuri Gagarin in 1961.

Here's the item's description: This is a brown lace-up full body suit with breathing apparatus. The dog space suit can be adjusted to the size of the dog at body and legs with strings. There is a ring in the front for the helmet’s insertion. The tube for the oxygen supply runs along the lower side of the suit. The suit was made by RSC Energia, the largest Russian manufacturer of spacecraft and space station components.

Sold through Auctionata, the suit is predicted to fetch (no pun intended) about $10,500. So if you have that sort of money, hey, why the hell not? Regardless of American patriotism, this is still a pretty cool piece of history.

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source: HuffPo