Laika: the Space Dog

This week sure brings a lot of space news! I’m currently working on a post about Sputnik I, but the Russians didn’t stop there. They launched the first dog into orbit in 1957. Her name was Laika, and as this Newsweek piece points out, she was not the first animal in space…but the first one in orbit.

And for all you cat lovers like myself, don’t worry. The piece points out that France chose a kitty for its “rocket man”.

No matter your position on animal activism, the history is clear: Dogs preceded humans into space.

🐶Woof!

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