Shan Shan (left) and Little Leopard – the two dogs that blazed a trail for China’s space programme. Photo: QQ

China’s secret 1960s mission to send two dogs into space 

Academy reveals how it selected the animals and strapped them into tiny, windowless capsules mounted on rockets for a journey they somehow survived

Topic |   China science

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Shan Shan (left) and Little Leopard – the two dogs that blazed a trail for China’s space programme. Photo: QQ
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