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On 2 July 1959, plucky Marfusha (“Little Martha”) made one giant hop for the animal kingdom by becoming the first rabbit in space. The grey bunny was part of a menagerie of dogs, rats, mice and fruit flies aboard an R2-A rocket launched by the Soviet Union. Happily, Marfusha survived the mission in good health.
The country who launched her was then the Soviet Union.