Space Race KSP - Sputnik 2 and Laika - Making History
OTD in Space - Nov. 3: Laika the Dog Launches with Sputnik 2
What Happened to Laika in Space? *The Space Dog*
Mission Profile - 1960-08-19 Korabl-Sputnik 2
Sputnik 2, or Prosteyshiy Sputnik 2 was the second spacecraft launched into Earth orbit, on 3 November 1957, and the first to carry a living animal, a Soviet space dog named Laika, who died a few hours after the launch.