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Laika was launched aboard Sputnik 2 on November 3, 1957 by the Soviet Union. She was the first living creature in space. There was no way to return Laika to earth so she died in space about a week after the launch. The name "Laika" means "barker" in Russian.

The Laika Postage Stamp Collection

Romania 1957

Romania 1957

Albania 1962

Poland 1964