Dog Laika before spaceflight

Dog Laika before spaceflight

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Caption: Laika the first animal in space, seen undergoing tests before her flight. Laika flew on Sputnik 2, launched on 3 November 1957. Laika (meaning Barker or Husky ) was contained within a sealed cabin with a food store and an air conditioner. Soviet propaganda at the time maintained that she survived for around a week, but in fact she died after just a few hours due to overheating and panic. The spacecraft was not designed to be recovered and it burnt up as it re- entered the atmosphere on 14 April 1958, 162 days after its launch.

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