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posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 03:35 PM
What happened to Laika? Did her body return to earth? or it's still in space?

[edit on 21-12-2006 by Sphinx]

posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 05:10 PM

After undergoing training with two other dogs, she was selected to be the occupant of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 and was launched into space on November 3, 1957.

Laika died a few hours after launch from stress and overheating, likely due to a malfunction in the thermal control system. The true cause of her death was not made public until decades after the flight.

Not that this was any sort of problem.

The Russian scientists had planned to euthanize Laika with a poisoned serving of food after ten days.

Sputnik 2 was finally destroyed (along with Laika's remains) during re-entry on April 14, 1958, after 2,570 orbits.


Not bad for a stray from the streets of Moscow.

[edit on 21/12/06 by Implosion]

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