When hearing this question, the first answer that comes to everyone’s mind is the dog named Laika..!
But that’s not it
At a time when the question of whether life is possible in space was raised among scientists, man sent some organisms into space. In the 1940s and ’50s, the United States and the Soviet Union conducted experiments by sending monkeys and dogs into space.
It is true that Laika, a dog that traveled on the Soviet Union’s Sputnik-2, which was launched on November 3, 1957, was the first living creature to ‘circle the earth’ through space. But Leica was not the first to reach space. ..
Fruit flies were the first living things to actually go into space on February 20, 1947, on an American V-2 rocket 109 km up. They returned alive to earth by parachute. They were in space for only three minutes and 10 seconds. However, the point is that this journey is less important because it did not go around the earth and came back.