Re: Off topic- 55 years since first dogs survived trip to space

From: William Keel via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:16:27 -0500
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> Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:05:59 -0700
> From: Kevin Fetter <kfetter_at_yahoo.com>
> To: SeeSat-L_at_satobs.org
> Subject: Off topic- 55 years since first dogs survived trip to space
> 
> Since some members, have a furry friend.
> 
> 55 years ago, Strelka  and Belka became the first dogs to survive the trip in space.
> 
> Also onboard, was a few dozen mice, two rats, and several plants,
> 

To be pedantic (I have a license), the first orbital trip. The USSR had been using dogs for suborbital
missions (some to high altitudes >450 km, and some with multiple flights) since about 1951. Wikipedia has a list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_space_dogs <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_space_dogs>

Bill Keel

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