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Caption: In-flight footage of the Soviet space dog Belka in her capsule during the Sputnik-5 mission. Along with Strelka, Belka spent 25 hours in space, orbiting the Earth 17 times, before returning safely to Earth. They were the first animals to survive orbital flight, and the research paved the way for Yuri Gagarin's first human spaceflight in April 1961.

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Belka in space

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