9th March 1961, Ivan Ivanovich, a human dummy, traveled into space

9th March 1961, Ivan Ivanovich, a human dummy, traveled into space
9th March 1961, Ivan Ivanovich, a human dummy, traveled into space

On 9th March 1961, Ivan Ivanovich, a human dummy, traveled into space.Ivan Ivanovich was the name given to a mannequin used in testing the Soviet Vostok spacecraft in preparation for its crewed missions.

Ivan first flew into space on Korabl-Sputnik 4 (also known as Sputnik 9) on 9 March 1961, accompanied by a dog named Chernushka, various reptiles, and 80 mice and guinea pigs, some of which were placed inside his body.To test the spacecraft's communication systems, an automatic recording of a choir was placed in Ivan's body - this way, any radio stations who heard the recording would understand it was not a real person.In the picture: Full Ivan Ivanovich display, National Air and Space Museum.

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