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Laika the space dog postcard

Laika the space dog postcard. Artwork on postcard of Laika, the bitch who became the first animal in space. She was launched aboard the Soviet Sputnik 2 spacecraft. Sputnik 2 was launched on 3 November 1957. Laika (meaning " Husky" or " Barker" ) was contained within a sealed cabin with a food store and an air conditioner. Soviet propaganda at the time maintained that she survived for about a week, but in fact she died after just a few hours due to overheating and panic. The spacecraft was not designed to be recovered and it burnt up as it re-entered the atmosphere on 14 April 1958, 162 days after its launch

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Laika the Space Dog - A Tragic Pioneer of the Cosmos

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. This postcard showcases an extraordinary artwork depicting Laika, a courageous and unwitting hero who forever etched her name in history. Laika, meaning "Husky" or "Barker" was chosen by the Soviet Union to embark on a perilous journey into space aboard the Sputnik 2 spacecraft on November 3,1957. The illustration captures both the awe-inspiring technological advancements and heartbreaking reality of this groundbreaking mission. Enclosed within a sealed cabin equipped with essential supplies and an air conditioner, Laika's fate would be sealed by unforeseen circumstances. Soviet propaganda initially claimed that she survived for about a week; however, truth reveals that poor Laika succumbed to overheating and panic mere hours after liftoff. Her sacrifice paved the way for future space explorations but also ignited debates surrounding animal experimentation. As we gaze upon this poignant image, let us remember not only Laika's bravery but also her tragic demise. The Sputnik 2 spacecraft met its fiery end as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere on April 14,1958—162 days after its launch—a testament to humanity's relentless pursuit of knowledge amidst great risks. This postcard serves as a reminder of our collective responsibility to push boundaries ethically while honoring those who have ventured beyond what was once thought possible. Let us cherish Laika's memory as we continue exploring new frontiers in our

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