1957

YOU Gateway to Space - - Liftoff! -

Stray dog Laika be­comes the first liv­ing be­ing to or­bit the Earth – in Sput­nik 2. She dies dur­ing the flight – the tech­nol­ogy to re­turn from or­bit had not yet been de­vel­oped. She be­comes a na­tional hero.

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