Saturday, June 6, 2009

Laika The First Animal in Orbit the Earth

The dog Laika (Лайка), was the first alive animal in orbiting the Earth. She did it in the Soviet Sputnik 2 on the 3/11/1957, a month after the first satellite Sputnik 1 was put into orbit.

Like other animals in the sapce, Laika died betwen five and sevent hours after the lunch, long before it was planned.

This cover is from Romania

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