36 First Russian Pig in Space

First Russian Pig in Space

Posted on February 21, 2007 by


Before sending the first human Yuri Gagarin to space, Russian scientists made a lot of experiments with animals.

The most well known are two dogs who were sent in Russian rocket just before the first human made his flight.

This launch of the first space pig is less known to public, and in this Year of the Pig according to Oriental calendar, we can commemorate this brave pioneer of Russian space science.

And look how this hero is treaded with humanity - they gave him some wine before the launch in order to bring it in relaxed state.


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36 Responses to “First Russian Pig in Space”

  1. Doug says:

    Is this satire? The uniforms look like 1940’s vintage.

  2. Alex says:

    I think this is real. As real as WWF.

  3. erin says:

    I dont believe it

    all russians are liars anyway

    stalin made it all up

  4. ilieff says:

    Gagarin was not the first person in space.

    There were others before him, but they all died. So the Russians lied that the Gagarin is the first. He was the first, that returned alive and well.

    The story with the pig is fake. You can’t send a pig in a space with this funny looking cannon gun.

  5. ilieff says:

    There are no facts, because it is a secret, but there are rumoros. At least three test pilots died before Gagarin succsesfull mission…:

    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20010414/ai_n14381612

    And this is in Russia. I believe that there are many other mission without success in USA and Germany during WWII….

    • LEVON says:

      Looks Fake. As a matter of fact it seems that there was an succesfull space trip(higher then 90km above sea level or so) made by some Nazi Officer. I red somwhere that He vas a pilot of a missle, made to bomb US. It was piloted by a men as there was no technology allowing precise radio controll on such big ditance. So As this officer says the project was success, and he almost reached New York But mission was cancelled, he ejected and missle was wrawn in the Atlantic ochean

      • Darek from Poland says:

        There were not such events and there were not any ‘space mission’ during WWII. German V-1 planes (with rockets engine) were tested by pilots, but there weren’t human pilot testings of V-2 rockets. V-2 was ballistic rocket and worked as ‘launch and forget’.
        There were German plans of New York bombing by ballistic V-2, with a pointing of the goal made by sabotage soldiers radio. Of course, it was only planes: no accurate range of V-2 flying; no tools to make it.

        ‘Pig in space’ from this topic it’s fake.
        I see the funny photos were made not ealier than 40 years ago. And it was to ‘late’ to test ‘launching in space’ by explosions devices.
        I think the funny photos were made few years ago.

  6. Doug says:

    On second thought, this may be an experiment about how a living thing can withstand the “G-force” of sudden acceleration. In that sense, it would not be so far-fetched.

  7. Bushizza Baasturd says:

    I made a big big caca this morning. It was long and brown and looked kind of hairy. No bits of food identifiable, tho. Yesterday my caca was much bigger and firmer. I’ve been dropping the biggest dumps of my life this week. It’s been a great week.

    Happy caca.

  8. Robocop says:

    It’s real! But the pig is fake!

  9. newyorker says:

    are these outtakes from some long lost kubric movie?

  10. Yasha says:

    This footage is take from a russian film called: “First on the moon” or “Pervie na lune”. The film is a mockumentary (a fake documental film).
    The film is quite enjoyable.

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  12. j dawg says:

    the pig is so cute!!! lol random….

  13. DingDangDo says:

    WOW this really is “Pig’s in Space” lol

  14. vanessa says:

    i like this picture

  15. Rich says:

    Comrade pig fly in modern Russian space shuttle, not to be confused with the Russian copy of the US shuttle

  16. samur says:

    Rich = Poor

    Russian space program was always more developed.
    dont forget it!

    • Ximlania says:

      Samur,you are very right.Soviets and Russians has so many “first” titles in space science and technology.no one can deny Soviets and Russians participation in space program.i have very long list of soviet achievements in space programme.US just try to follow Russian steps and i think US keep continue this trend in future! ! ! !.

  17. Swine flew! This is how it all started.

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  19. Ximlania says:

    And last? ? ? ?

  20. Cigarettes says:

    I am glad that experience was successful. Protect the Animals.

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  25. David Levy says:

    Cool a pig firing mortar can we fire some at the afghans

  26. Adrian says:

    from the capsule was came out much bigger pig thean on the first photo

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