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» 50 years ago today on November 3rd 1957, Laika by Marilyn Cvitanic
By Marilyn Cvitanic | Published 11/4/2007 | In Memoriam , Culture And Arts | Unrated

Fifty years ago today the USSR launched Sputnik 2. On board was a live dog named Laika. The point was to prove that a dog, and eventually a human being, could survive in space. Sputnik 2 was equipped with life support systems and enough food and water for ten days. The mission yielded very little useful scientific information.

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