Sunday, August 14, 2005
Laika the Space Dog
Andy Miller, Chris Cooney and I were having a conversation a few weeks back: What happened to Laika, the dog from Sputnik 2? As I recall, Chris and I took the "Maybe she made it back alive," side of the argument, and Andy Miller took the "Dead in space. Definitely dead in space" side.
Well, she definitely didn't make it back, and the latest of evidence suggests that Laika actually died just a few hours after liftoff due to over-heating and panic.
It's a rough world out there. Thanks to Grow a Brain for the link.
More about Laika at Wikipedia, and more about space animals on a previous pick post.
posted by The Daily Pick at 3:07 AM