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The Stray Dog That Was The First Living Being In Space

The USSR wasted no time sending a live animal into orbit

On November 3rd, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 2 into orbit. Sputnik 2 came quickly on the heels of Sputnik 1, which had already thrown much of the world into a near panic. Unlike Sputnik 1, which was a simple mechanical satellite, Sputnik 2 was launched with a living…

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