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November 3, 1957: mission to space of the dog Laika

63 years ago the launch of Sputnik 2

A "sacrifice" in the name of science. The date of November 3 is one of the most important in the history of space, since exactly 63 years ago the second ever artificial satellite, Sputnik 2, was launched into orbit. It was precisely November 3, 1957, a month after the official debut, but there was much more hype for a very specific reason. On board Sputnik 2 was the first living being destined to reach...

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