Sputnik-type capsule in Baikonur museum

Sputnik-type capsule in Baikonur museum

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Caption: Sputnik-type capsule, designed to carry animals into space, in Baikonur space museum, Kazakhstan. Photos show Sergei Korolev in July 1954 with a dog that flew on a suborbital rocket and Laika in her capsule before launch into orbit, in Sputnik 2, on 3 November 1957.

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