Journey into space: Man's best friend was first.When someone says it's a dog's life, it's worth remembering that On 3rd November 1957, a mongrel (street dog) achieved a historical milestone in Man's quest for space supremacy.
Laika (Lyka) a Russian stray dog from Moscow was selected for the Sputnik 2 launch into outer space. Around that time may never believe animals or even man could survive.Unfortunately, this little dog died of overheating but made nine orbits around the earth, giving valuable data that made could be sent to space. She has many monuments and stamps released by many countries in her honour.
In an interview yesterday, One of the biologists from that program Adilay Kotovskaya, yesterday has fondly remembered the sacrifice Lyka made which helped Russia in the early stages of the space race. Few years after Lyka's space flight, On 12th April 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first man to fly into space.