nov 21, 1957 - First Living Creature in Space
A dog named Laika was the first living creature from Earth that was sent into space. He was aboard Sputnik 2 from Russia. She died a few hours after launch from overheating and panic. Sputnik 2 circled the Earth 2,570 times, before burning up in the Earth's atmosphere on 4 April 1558.
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