Sputnik missions

Susan Risch

There are 41 sputniks and 11-18 are lost in space.

Sputnik was made by the Soviet Union, It was the first artifical satellite. It was launched on October 4,1957. It only took Sputnik about 98 minutes to orbit the earth.

On November 3,1957 Sputnik 2 was launched into orbit.

When Sputnik 2 was launched into orbit, this time it had a passenger.It was an experimental dog called Laika, Laika was actually the first women in space. Sputnik 2 was the first biological spacecraft.

Sputnik Adventures

On May 15,1958 Sputnik 3 was launched.

It was an automatic scientific spacecraft.Sputnik 3 did not come out of orbit until April 6, 1960.

On May 16,1950 Sputnik 4 was launched.

Sputnik 4 had a dummy of a man.It was used to investigate the means of manned space flight.

Sputnik 5 was launched on August 19,1960.

It carried two dogs, Strelka and Belka. After one day of flight the spacecraft and dogs were recovered successfully.

On December 1,1960 Sputnik 6 was launched.

Once again it carried two dogs, Pchelka and Mushka . Unfortunately when they did the re-entry the cabin burned up and so did the animals inside.