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On November 3, 1957, Laika became the first animal launched into Earth orbit, paving the way for human spaceflight during the upcoming years. This photograph shows her in the Sputnik II capsule before launch.
The experimental flight aimed to prove that a living passenger could survive being launched into orbit and endure a micro-g environment, paving the way for human spaceflight and providing scientists with some of the first data on how living organisms react to spaceflight environments. Laika died within hours from overheating. The technology to de-orbit had not yet been developed, so Laika’s survival was never expected.
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Voyage to Another World: The Victor Martin-Malburet Photograph Collection
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Overall in very good condition with wear commensurate with age and use.
Please note that photographs in this sale are drawn from a variety of sources and include photographs used to prepare press articles. Condition will vary from lot to lot but some photographs may display signs of further handling including, but not limited to:
Nicks to edges; fading or yellowing; slight warping and creasing; light scruffs or scratches; small tears to margins; handwritten annotations in pencil or ink; captions affixed to verso; staining to verso; affixed labels or stickers; occasional hand retouching to press photographs, and cropped margins.
Most of these will be discernible from the catalogue images.
The mosaic panoramas are composed of multiple photographs attached together using adhesive. These may be trimmed to allow for correct registration of successive images within the panorama.
The department would be delighted to be in touch with you for advice on how to display or store photos. Please contact us for further images or comments on condition.
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