This Day In History: Spacepuppy

November 3, 1957: The Soviet Union sends the first animal into space – a dog named Laika.

The Russians really had no choice, as they recently shot a stick into space, and had no other means of fetching it.


2 responses to “This Day In History: Spacepuppy”

  1. David Goulet says :

    I wonder how you say 'fetch' in Russian. And was there a fire hydrant inside the capsule? Imagine trying to poop and scoop in zero G. The challenges of a cosmomutt.

  2. Gaffney says :

    Taking the dog for a walk to do his business is a whole new task…

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