Laika, the first animal in space

Laika, the first animal in space

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Credit: MARK WILLIAMSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mock-up of Laika, the first animal in space (Sputnik 2, launched on 3 November 1957). The spacesuit is mounted to a restraint for insertion into the capsule. Photographed at the British Council's 'Gagarin in Britain' exhibition in London in 2011.

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