Laika the russian space dog

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Curiousity the Nasa space craft have today officially landed safely on planet Mars. To me that is a great thing. But far from great was back in late 1958 in Russia when the stray dog Laika, who was sent in orbit around earth, died a cruel death. To honor Laika and let us remember sacrifices made by unknowing animals, do read this text on Wikipedia giving some sense to the matter

Its easy to cry reading and thinking over how Laika must have felt absolutly terrified from day one. horrible really.

Stefan Lindblad
Illustrator, graphic designer and artist

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