Korabl'-Sputnik-2 - Space launch mission detailed information
19 AUG 1960
Soviet Space Program
A test of the Vostok capsule which carried dogs Belka and Stelka (amonst other animals) the flight was successful and all animals were recovered successfully.
Vostok was a family of rockets derived from the Soviet R-7 Semyorka ICBM and was designed for the human spaceflight programme.