Pub Trivia

Dales Cannon

Odious Geriatric
Staff member
Laika wasn't the first mammal, at least I don't think so. A monkey went up in the late 40s if it was far enough to qualify as space. Alfred or Albert? Cannot recall the vehicle. However I remember reading a long while ago the newly hatched Americans from Germany sent flies up in a V-2 rocket a year or so before the monkey.

Laika was Sputnik 2?


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Animals had been into space prior, bit they didn't orbit the earth. Nor did they necessarily make it back alive.

Laika was the first to orbit the earth, aboard Sputnik 2.

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