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Rebecca SolnitPeter Turchi
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The Legacy of Laika the Soviet Space Dog

In 1957, the Soviet Union sent a small dog into orbit around Earth. Laika became the first living creature to circle the planet. But for Laika it was a suicide mission. Space officials, under orders from Nikita Khrushchev to hurry to launch Sputnik II so it coincided with the 40th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, had no plan to bring... Read more

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