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Russia Opens Monument to Space Dog Laika

This is really nice!

http://www.space.com/news/080411-laika-monument.html


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Wow - first they torture her to death, then they give her a monument!! Recently released reports have revealed she died in space from a heart attack caused by FEAR.

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I'm so glad they honored her, she was a pretty little dog. And of course at the time she was launched, she became world famous - the first earth creature in outer space.

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I think I was in the second grade then or was that another time they sent something to the Moon?

I am glad she has been honored too.
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A few months back NPR (radio) did a special piece on Laika. They even spoke with some of the scientist that were involved with her mission. Everyone of them wished they could go back and plan to bring her home. (thery were not stuffy about it or detached- they were emotional). While they were very grateful for the huge leap they were able to make in science, they deeply regretted how they handled bringing her home (or lack of). They were very sad. But I think that may be why so many people see her as a hero- thier hearts go out to her and they want so bad to have something better for her... of course she's passed on. But for them at least they can remember her well, honor her, and learn from thier mistakes.

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Re: Russia Opens Monument to Space Dog Laika

I know there were two other dogs sent to space: Belka and Strelka, i'm not sure whatever happened to them?


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Re: Russia Opens Monument to Space Dog Laika

After the Soviet collapse, participants in the project told the real story: Laika indeed was to be euthanized with a programmed injection, but she apparently died of overheating after only a few hours in orbit.

Several other dogs died in failed launches before the successful space flight - and safe return to Earth - of the dogs Belka and Strelka in August 1960.

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Strelka had pups and one of them was given to JFK for Caroline.

More info on this interesting chapter in early space exploration:

http://www.spacetoday.org/Astronauts/Animals/Dogs.html
http://webs.lanset.com/aeolusaero/Ar...og%20Laika.htm
http://dogs.about.com/cs/generalcare/p/space_dogs.htm
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