On the 3 November 1957 the first mammal was launched into space. It was 2-years old Soviet stray dog Laika. In that times little was known about influence of spaceflight on living creature, some specialists supposed impossible for man to orbit. Also there was no know technology of de-orbiting the spaceship, so Laika was condemned to death. 
Laika died after 4 hours after launch because of overheating. 
Just in memory of all animals used in experiments to broaden human knowledge. 

On the 3 November 1957 the first mammal was launched into space. It was 2-years old Soviet stray dog Laika. In that times little was known about influence of spaceflight on living creature, some specialists supposed impossible for man to orbit. Also there was no know technology of de-orbiting the spaceship, so Laika was condemned to death. 

Laika died after 4 hours after launch because of overheating. 

Just in memory of all animals used in experiments to broaden human knowledge. 

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