Spent some time this weekend organizing some older photos and came across a batch from a trip to Moscow a few years back. And since today is the 51st anniversary of the first dog to orbit the planet (and, unfortunately, the first dog to die in orbit) it seems only appropriate to toss a few photos from the Moscow Cosmonautics Memorial Museum up onto flickr. And yes, there’s even a few stuffed cosmonaut-dogs in the museum. Feel free to help me out with identifying specific spacecraft (or dogs) in these photos, since (at least when I was there) all of the labels were written only in Russian. The whole photoset is here.