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Laika (Soviet dog).jpg
In 1957, Laika became the first ainimal launched intae orbit, pavin the wey for human spaceflicht. This photograph shaws her in a flicht harnish.
Ither name(s) Kudryavka
Species Canis lupus familiaris
Breed Mongrel, possibly pairt-husky (or pairt-Samoyed) an pairt-tarrie
Sex Female
Born Laika

c. 1954
Moscow, Soviet Union
Dee'd November 3, 1957
Sputnik 2, in Law Yird orbit
Years active 1957
Kent for First animal tae orbit the Yird
Awner Soviet space programme
Wecht 5 kg (11 lb)

Laika (Roushie: Лайка [lajka]); c. 1954 – November 3, 1957) wis a Soviet space dug wha acame ane o the first ainimals in space, an the first ainimal tae orbit the Yird. Laika, a stray dug frae the streets o Moscow, wis selectit tae be the occupant o the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 that wis launched intae ooter space on November 3, 1957.