Laika (Roushie: Лайка [lajka]); c. 1954 – November 3, 1957) wis a Soviet space dug wha acame ane o the first ainimals in space, an the first ainimal tae orbit the Yird. Laika, a stray dug frae the streets o Moscow, wis selectit tae be the occupant o the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 that wis launched intae ooter space on November 3, 1957.

In 1957, Laika became the first ainimal launched intae orbit, pavin the wey for human spaceflicht. This photograph shaws her in a flicht harnish.
Ither name(s)Kudryavka
SpeciesCanis lupus familiaris
BreedMongrel, possibly pairt-husky (or pairt-Samoyed) an pairt-tarrie

c. 1954
Moscow, Soviet Union
Dee'dNovember 3, 1957
Sputnik 2, in Law Yird orbit
Years active1957
Kent forFirst animal tae orbit the Yird
AwnerSoviet space programme
Wecht5 kg (11 lb)