Karnataka Science and Technology Academy

Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka

November 03: On This Day

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Laika

November 03

  • Russia Launched Sputnik 2 on this day in 1957.
  • At that time this was the first ever launch with live animal – a siberian husky dog, Laika was sent to space
  • As there was no recovery planned Laika died in the orbit.
  • Later, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin from Russia became the first human to travel into space on 12 Apr 1961

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