The Cub Reporter

Laika The Space Dog

A stamp commemorating Laika

Jasmine H., Reporter

April 24, 2018

Laika the Soviet space dog is known to be the first animal to orbit the Earth. Before becoming the famous space dog, Laika was a stray dog that was one of the few dogs recruited for a mission in space. The dogs were trained to be used to the conditions of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 that was going to be ...

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