• Question: What was the first ever living thing in space ?

    Asked by hannah banana to Eimear, James, Jonathan, Lána, Willi on 27 Feb 2018.
    • Photo: William O'Connor

      William O'Connor answered on 27 Feb 2018:

      One answer would be the dog, Laika, that the Russians put into space, in 1957, in the satellite Sputnik 2.

    • Photo: Lána Salmon

      Lána Salmon answered on 27 Feb 2018:

      As Willi said, Laika was the first animal in space. On sputnik 5 they also launched dogs, a rabbit, fruit flies and rats!