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13.07.2018

Prasolov Denis

Born in 1973 in the Ukraine, artist lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Denis Prasolov studied sculpture at the National Academy in...

Born in 1973 in the Ukraine, artist lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

      First Crew

      42 rockets with dogs were launched in the Soviet Union in 1950s and 1960s.
      Most of these animals didn’t survive aboard or died after a parachute failure.
      Some died during the flight, as it was intended because the technology to
      return from orbit had not been developed yet.
      Some returned alive, were successfully recovered from a spaceflight and
      even gave birth to descendants. And only a few were in the center first of the
      Soviet and then of the world’s media creating one of the most touching and
      charming stories of our time.
      Such domestic with their defenselessness dogs in spacesuits confronted the
      abyss of space. They didn’t match their size with the scale of the universe.
      Animals helped to humanize the ruthless scientific space research turning it
      into a fairy tale in world’s opinion.
      The project is dedicated to animals which are unknown to pop culture. Most of
      them died but some survived. There are some which even were born in
      cosmos, for example, quail -bird.
      This is the monument to the first crews that have made it possible for a man
      to fly into space.

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