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First dog in Space, Laika, superimposed onto the Sputnik II- from an old Russian newsreel

First Dog in Space

First Dog in Space Laika, the first dog in space, was a stray female mixed-breed terrier that was taken off the streets of Moscow, and prepared by Russian trainers and cosmonauts for her ill-fated mission during the famed “Space Race” period. Though her voyage was successful in the eyes of science, she did not survive […]

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