Shots of dogs, mice etc. airborne in space rocket, and afterwards at Academy of Science.
Unissued / Unused material.
Russian Academy of Science shows space dogs. Soviet Union.
LS's rockets being launched and in flight. CU's dog in rocket surrounded by automatic instruments to record its physical reactions whilst in flight. Various shots, rats, mice and dogs in airborne rockets. Various shots as parachute descends at predetermined point. Various shots as dogs are released from nose cone looking fit after flight.
Overhead panning shot of correspondents assembled for meeting at the Academy of Science. LS Professors Sisakian and Faran on platform with correspondents seated in foreground. MS's as the men address the meeting. LS as scientist shows the dog Strelka and her family. MS's as dogs Chernushka and Zvezdochka are held up and shown to correspondents. CU's two dogs as they travel home by car.
Cataloguer's note: Russian commentary.