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Who was the first dog in space?

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2012-06-01 17:19:04

Laika

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Laika, a Russian dog, was the first dog to enter space in 1957.

The first dog in space was Laika, who was sent into space in

November 1957 as part of the Soviet space program.

Laika. Sent up by the russians.

Dezik and Tsygan were the first dogs to make a

sub-orbital flight on July 22, 1951.

Both dogs were recovered unharmed after travelling to a maximum

altitude of 110 km. Dezik made another sub-orbital flight in

September 1951 with a dog named Lisa, although neither

survived.

However, the name of the dog (and indeed the first living

creature) to go into space and orbit the Earth was

Laika, and she was launched into space on board a Soviet

spacecraft 'Sputnik II' (the launch vehicle was the Soviet

R-7/SS-6 ICBM (Inter Continental Ballistic Missile) ) on

November 3rd 1957.

Laika, [Лайка] means "barker" in Russian (her name was

originally Kudryavka). She was said to have died painlessly

in orbit about a week after blast-off. However, she did not live

nearly as long as Soviet officials led the world to believe. Now,

it has been revealed she died from overheating and panic just a few

hours (maybe as few as 3) after the mission started.

Laika. Sent up by the russians.

Laika (She was a communist, too.) it was the first dog to fly

in space.


Laika


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