"First dog on an orbital spaceflight" Crossword Clue

Author: Mathew Cooper
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 ever go on an orbital spaceflight was Laika, a stray dog from the streets of Moscow. On November 3, 1957, Laika was launched into space aboard the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2. Although Laika did not survive the mission, her historic flight paved the way for future space exploration and the use of animals in spaceflight. Laika's legacy lives on, and her story is remembered as a symbol of the bravery and courage of animals in the pursuit of space exploration.

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