First animal in space Laika the bitch who became the first animal in space inside a mockup of the cabin of the Soviet Sputnik spacecraft Sputnik was launched on November Laika meaning Barker or Husky was contained within a sealed cabin with a food store and an air conditioner Soviet propaganda at the time maintained she survived around a week but in fact she died after just a few hours due to overheating and panic The spacecraft was not designed to be recovered and it burnt up as it re entered the atmosphere on April days after its launch Still image from the film Tears of the Space Age
Keep your furry and feathery friends close, whether they are a galloping stallion or a dog taking a selfie. Our gallery is here to turn empty walls into a cute and quirky display of animal art.
Psst! Did you know chimpanzees, elephants, and dolphins are some of the most intelligent mammals out there?