Laika the Lucky

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What was the first animal in space?

Laika the Lucky

The first animal in space wasn't a hamster, a rat or other small creature. It was in fact a dog by the name of Laika, and she was shuttled into orbit on November 3, 1957 in Sputnik II. She survived for seven days in space, proving to a skeptical world that living creatures could survive in space.

   

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