laika 1st dog in space history’s famous dog ark animal centre

Laika (Russian for Bark), she was the first dog in space on the Russian satellite Sputnik 2. This momentous event occurred on November 3rd, 1957 at the height of the Cold war between Russia and the USA. It was a one-way trip as she burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere on 4 April 1958. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laika

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