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This Friday 3rd November marks 60 years since Soviet space dog Laika was sent into space. She became one of the first animals in space and the first animal to orbit the Earth.
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 November 3, 1957.
Image credit: NASA
Soviet scientists chose to use Moscow strays since they assumed that such animals had already learned to endure conditions of extreme cold and hunger
We won't go into detail, because it's heartbreaking, but poor Laika was never meant to come back to earth as the technology to de-orbit had not yet been developed. She died in space a few hours after launch.
Laika wearing her flight harness.
Image credit: Wikipedia
We will always remember Laika and all that she did for science and ultimately, animal welfare.
Every time you look up at the night sky, look out for the brightest shining star - Laika.