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Yesterday’s Papers

On 3 November 1957, a Russian dog called Laika was fired into space

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After initially testing on monkeys, from 1951 the Soviet space programme used dogs instead as it was believed they would be less fidgety during flight. Females were chosen as it was easier to control their waste.

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