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Anniversary of the Sputnik 5, with the dogs Belka & Strelka, launch in 1960.



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Korabl-Sputnik 2, also known as Sputnik 5 in the West, was a Soviet artificial satellite, and the third test flight of the Vostok spacecraft. Ot was the first spaceflight to send animals into orbit and return them safely back to Earth. Launched on August 19, 1960 it paved the way for the first human orbital flight, Vostok 1, which was launched less than eight months later.
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Belka and Strelka Russian space dogs
 

Belka and Strelka Soviet Space Dogs
 

Belka ("squirrel") and Strelka ("Arrow") spent a day in space aboard Korabl-Sputnik-2 (Sputnik 5) on August 19, 1960 before safely returning to Earth.
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Belka and Strelka were two dogs who were onboard the Sputnik-5 spacecraft when it broke into orbit on August 19, 1960, circled the Earth 17 times and returned home. Accompanying them were two lab rats and forty mice, as well as a life support system, instruments and other equipment.
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50th Anniversary (1960), Sputnik 5 Launch (Carried Dogs Belka & Strelka)

Korabl-Sputnik 2, also known as Sputnik 5 in the West, was a Soviet artificial satellite, and the third test flight of the Vostok spacecraft. Ot was the first spaceflight to send animals into orbit and return them safely back to Earth. Launched on August 19, 1960 it paved the way for the first human orbital flight, Vostok 1, which was launched less than eight months later.

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