November 3rd 1957: Laika dies
On this day in 1957 Laika, a Soviet space dog and the first animal to orbit the Earth died whilst in orbit. Laika was initially a stray dog who was trained for space flight. He died within a few hours of launch from overheating. This has since caused some controversy over the mistreatment of animals. Laika is memorialised in Russia.

November 3rd 1957: Laika dies

On this day in 1957 Laika, a Soviet space dog and the first animal to orbit the Earth died whilst in orbit. Laika was initially a stray dog who was trained for space flight. He died within a few hours of launch from overheating. This has since caused some controversy over the mistreatment of animals. Laika is memorialised in Russia.

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