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The dog that orbited the Earth

The dog that orbited the Earth

The first living creature to orbit the Earth was a stray dog from the Soviet Union called Laika.

She was sent into space in November 1957.

Prof Viktor Yazdovsky played with Laika as a child when his father brought her home from the Soviet space headquarters before her mission.

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