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On This Day – Science News Series

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  • November 03: On This Day
    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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