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1st living earth being into space.....



Item # 584686

November 7, 1957

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, November 7, 1957

* 1st living earth being into space by Sputnik II
* Russian dog "Laika" in orbit & still alive ?
 
This 14 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 4: "DOG-CARRYING ROCKET MAKES A SWEEP ACROSS UNITED STATES TODAY". See photos for coverage on the Sputnik II space flight.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Good condition.

wikipedia notes: Laika originally named Kudryavka , "Little Curly"), became the first living Earth-born creature in orbit aboard Sputnik II on November 3, 1957. Some call her the first living passenger to go into space, but others claim sub-orbital flights passed the edge of space first. She was also known as Zhuchka, "Little Beetle") and Limonchik, "Lemon"). The American media dubbed her "Muttnik". She died between five and seven hours into the flight from stress and overheating. Her true cause of death was not made public until October 2002; officials previously gave conflicting reports that she was either euthanized by poisoned food or died when the oxygen supply ran out. The Russian scientist responsible for the project has since expressed regret for allowing Laika to die. 

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