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Doodle: Belka and Strelka

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, August 19, 2010
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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Belka and Strelka "spent a day in space aboard Korabl-Sputnik-2 (Sputnik 5) on August 19, 1960 before safely returning to Earth.

They were accompanied by a grey rabbit, 42 mice, 2 rats, flies and a number of plants and fungi. All passengers survived. They were the first Earth-born creatures to go into orbit and return alive."

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

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