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SPOUTNIK II

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That satellite launched on november 3th 1957 carried tthe bitch Laka in space , Then URSS could study the effect of the orbital flight on a living body. All the informations were transmit by radio to the Earth .

The pressurised cabin where staied the animal were glued to the last staire of the rocket. Spoutnik 2 fired in the atmosphere on April 14th 1958. Laka was dead a long time before the end of oxygene stock. No rescue system was programmed to this effect.

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