It always upset me that the dogs never survived similar Soviet tests; I can only hope the Bugviet space program was kinder to its tofubeasts.


A spherical space capsule, sporting antennae, a huge round porthole, and a nice rendition of the hammer and buggsickle logo, zooms away from earth. Through the porthole, two tofubeasts are visible, prancing happily, because they’re in space.

The text reads: “Bugust 19, 1960: Bugnik program: The Bugviets launch Bugnik 2, with 2 tofubeasts and assorted other bugg life forms.”