Daily Archives: October 17, 2017


Laika
November 3 marks the anniversary of the first animal in orbit. On November 3, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the second of their satellites: Sputnik 2. This satellite was originally designed to measure solar irradiance and cosmic rays but Soviet leadership wanted a grand spectacular event to impress the world. […]

Today in Science History – November 3 – Laika