Laika the space dog 60 years on

It has been 60 years since a Soviet dog named Laika became the first animal to orbit Earth.

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    It has been 60 years since a Soviet dog named Laika became the first animal to orbit the Earth.

    Her historic flight was one of the defining moments of the space race between the US and the Soviet Union.

    Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.


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