Layka, dog sent into space, 3 November 1957.

Layka, dog sent into space, 3 November 1957.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Description

In 1957, a dog, Layka, became the first living organism to reach Earth's orbit, travelling aboard a Soviet Sputnik 2 rocket. Rising temperatures due to thermal control problems killed Layka on the fourth day of the mission.

© Manchester Daily Express / Science & Society Picture Library

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