Who Was She?

She was the first female astronaut.

She traveled into space:

  • 28 years before Christa McAuliffe (January 28, 1986)
  • 25 years before Sally Ride (June 18, 1983).
  • 12 years before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon (July 20, 1969)
  • 6 years before Valentina Tereshkova (June 16, 1963)
  • 5 years before John Glenn orbited on (February 20, 1962)
  • 4 years before Alan Shepard became the first American in space (May 5, 1961)
  • 4 years before Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space (April 12, 1961)

There are no schools or buildings or parks named after her.
There is only a small monument dedicated to her.

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On November 3, 1957, she blasted off aboard Sputnik II,
which achieved earth orbit within a few minutes.
Laika became the first earthling, female or male, to travel into space.