First Dogs To Survive Orbital Flight

The first living dogs to survive orbital flight Belka ( Squirrel) and Strelka (Little Arrow) along with 40 mice 2 rats and a variety of plant life.
Korabl-Sputnik-2 (Spaceship Satellite-2) Sputnik 5, was launched on August 19, 1960 by the Russians.
Strelka later gave birth to six puppies, one of which was given to Caroline Kennedy, daughter of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, by Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev.
Mosscow has a museum called the Memorial Museum Of Astronautics were the two dogs are preserved.

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