Whilst Russia and America race to be the first to conquer space, Vlad the flea and Strelka the dog are more interested in what they can scavenge on the streets of Moscow. Little do they know that they are about to go on an adventure that will take them out of this world.
Once again Vlad tells a story from an important moment in history, giving his own particular view of it.
Vlad and the Space Race shows in detail how Strelka and her companion Belka were the first living beings to go into space and return safely to Earth as global celebrities. The book also has a fact file with information about the events.