Special Sub-Topic: Space Firsts
|These were the first animals to return safely to Earth?|
Belka and Strelka. These 2 Soviet dogs, Squirrel and Little Arrow, were accompanied by a number of other animals. They were launched August 19th 1960, and returned a day later.
|Tiros 1 was what?|
1st Meteorological satellite. Launched in 1960, it was a Television and InfraRed Observation Satellie.
|Who was the first woman in space?|
Valentina Tereshkova. She travelled on June 16th 1963.
|The first pictures from another planet were broadcast by?|
Venera 9. From Venus. It was launched June 8th 1975.
|Which Soyuz created the first known fatalities?|
I. On April 12 1967. The parachute lines on the capsule appear to have tangled causing the parachute to fail. He was killed on impact.
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