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Laika, the first being to travel to outer space was a female part-Samoyed terrier originally named Kudryavka (Little Curly) but later renamed Laika (Barker). She weighed about 6 kg. The pressurized cabin on Sputnik 2 allowed enough room for her to lie down or stand and was padded. An air regeneration system provided oxygen; food and water were dispensed in a gelatinized form. Laika was fitted with a harness, a bag to collect waste, and electrodes to monitor vital signs.

54 years ago today, Laika the dog became history as the first animal to orbit Earth alive. Laika, which means Barker in Russian, captured the

Soviet Space Dogs

Vintage Memorabilia Celebrates The Soviet Union's Cosmonaut Dogs

magpie & whiskeyjack: Laika, and Other Dogs in Space

magpie & whiskeyjack: Laika, and Other Dogs in

​Why We Still Want Laika the Space Dog to Come Home | Motherboard

​Why We Still Want Laika the Space Dog to Come Home

"I know how alone you feel so far away, while they pretend to remember you. Laika, I'll make you proud. Is Laika coming home? Laika, please come home"

Laika the russian dog By dimaz_restivo | Nature Cartoon | TOONPOOL

TOONPOOL Cartoons - Laika the russian dog by dimaz_restivo, tagged laika, dog - Category Nature - rated /

Most dogs who went to space didn't make it back. A moment of silence please. But at least they went into orbit they got to wear special suits; here's what they looked like.

Drop Everything, Dog Space Suits Right Here

Canine cosmonaut: Malyshka, a Russian space dog, poses here in its snug-fitting space suit with a transparent space helmet beside it in 1957

Report: Portland (by Richard Speer) - Image: Julia Oldham, "Laika's Lullaby," 2015

Oregon’s Largest Statewide Art Event

The art and comics of illustrator of Chris Kawagiwa.

jtotheizzoe:    approachingsignificance:    Creepy.  The first high-altitude “space suits” were less technocratic achievements than feats of adaptation. In 1934 such a hand-formed “tire shaped like a man” brought aviator Wiley Post to the limits of the stratosphere.  Credit: Rotch Visual Collections    For your steampunk nightmare needs …

"The first high-altitude “space suits” were less technocratic achievements than feats of adaptation. In 1934 such a hand-formed “tire shaped like a man” brought aviator Wiley Post to the limits of the stratosphere.

Laika Cigarettes

Laika, first living being in space

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