Thanks to Radiosucks, who recently reminded us of the role of Laika the dog on 3 November 1957, the day Sputnik 2, the second spacecraft ever to enter Earth orbit, was launched: “On board was Laika, a stray dog from the streets of Moscow. Laika’s mission was to demonstrate that mammals could handle the physical stress of a rocket launch.”
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