50.2 MB (3.8 MB compressed)
3386 x 5183 pixels
28.7 x 43.9 cm ⏐ 11.3 x 17.3 in (300dpi)
DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Scale model of the Soviet Sputnik 2 spacecraft. Sputnik 2 was the second spacecraft to be launched into Earth orbit and the first to carry a living mammal: a dog, named Laika. The mission's aim was to examine the effects of space flight on mammals. Launched on the 3rd of November 1957, Sputnik 2 re-entered Earth's atmosphere on the 14th of April 1958. Laika only survived a few hours because of heat and stress.
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