How a dog flew into space to test the reliability of the ship of Yuri Gagarin

On March 9, 1961, the Sputnik-9 spacecraft was launched in the USSR. He became the fourth cosmic

a satellite ship and an early modification of the Vostok manned spacecraft, on which in April of that year Yuri Gagarin successfully flew into space.

On board the device was a full-size mannequin of a man (his name was “Ivan Ivanovich”), a dog nicknamed Chernushka, as well as several mice, rats and a guinea pig.