Caption: Belka (right) and Strelka, Soviet space dogs, at a press conference after their spaceflight. On 19th August 1960, these dogs performed an orbital flight on board the Sputnik-5 spacecraft. The dogs spent 25 hours in space, orbiting the Earth 17 times, before returning safely. This was the first time an animal had survived orbit flight, and the research paved the way for Yuri Gagarin's first manned orbital spaceflight in April 1961.

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