November 3, 1957

On This Date in! in 1957 the Soviet Union launched a dog into space on board Sputnik 2 and it became the first living animal to enter the Earth’s orbit. When the Russian Federal Space Agency was asked why they sent a dog, they replied that the cat was too ‘blin’ smart to get into the capsule. When asked how they got the dog in there, they replied that they used the same thing need to get the cosmonauts into those tiny capsules; bacon, lots and lots of bacon.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
This entry was posted in 20th Century, Historical Facts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *