"First dog on an orbital spaceflight" Crossword Clue

Author: Olivia Langford
Last Updated: 27 Dec 2023

"First dog on an orbital spaceflight" NYT crossword answer is:

LAIKA (5 letters length)

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The first dog to be sent into space was a Russian space dog named Laika, who was launched into orbit aboard the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 in 1957. Laika became a symbol of the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union, and her mission was seen as a huge success for the Soviets. Although Laika did not survive the mission, her legacy lives on as an important part of space exploration history.

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