Laika's Heartbeat

Laika's Heartbeat

The first Soviet biomedical data intercepted from space was from Laika, the dog Sputnik 2 carried into orbit in November 1957. These are excerpts of the U.S. tapes that recorded Laika's heartbeat (top) and blood pressure (bottom).

  • Catalog Number: WEB11844-2011
  • Credit: National Security Agency
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