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When did Russia send a dog into space?

Laika. In 1957, Laika became the first animal launched into orbit, paving the way for human spaceflight. This photograph shows her in a flight harness. Laika (Russian: Лайка c. 19543 November 1957) was a Soviet space dog who became one of the first animals in space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth.

Who sent Laika a dog into space?

Laika, a stray dog from the streets of Moscow, was selected to be the occupant of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 that was launched into outer space on 3 November 1957.

What was the breed of the dog Laika?

The dog's name was originally Kudryavka, or Little Curly, but she became known internationally as Laika, a Russian word for several breeds of dog similar to a husky. American reporters dubbed her Muttnik as a pun on Sputnik. Unfortunately, Laika's trip into space was one-way only.
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