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Which animal was the first to orbit the Earth and successfully return home?


Source: RIA Novosti
 


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On Aug. 19, 1960, Belka and Strelka were the first animals to orbit the Earth and return home alive. The U.S. lagged behind, but in 1961 launched a spaceship with the chimpanzee, Ham, aboard, which returned home successfully. Turtles were the first animals to orbit the Moon, in 1968 on the Soviet Union’s Zond-5