How did laika die?

Answer Laika of Sputnik II died due to overheating as a result of a malfunctioning heater in her capsule.

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Why and how did Laika die in space?

It was revealed many years after the fact that Laika had died of overheating about five to six hours after the flight began, (fourth orbit) mostly because of a malfunction in a booster separation t... Read More »

Why did laika die hours later after the launch?

Laika died within hours after launch from, possibly due to a failure of the central R-7 sustainer to separate from t... Read More »