Laika, the first dog in space


1962 stamp from Albania honoring Laika
1964 stamp from Poland honoring Laika
1957 stamp from Romania honoring Laika
1957 stamp from Romania honoring Laika
1962 Albania 1964 Poland 1957 Romania 1957 Romania
Laika practicing her space flight
Laika, the first animal ever sent to space, rode to orbit in Sputnik II on the 3rd of November, 1957. Several countries issued stamps honoring Laika. The mock-up of her pressurized space cabin is shown below.

mock-up of Laika's  pressurized space cabin


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