"Laika would have turned 60 if it was still alive."
Laika, a stray dog on the street of Moscow, was picked from the road and taken into an airconditioned room filled with giant machines. Laika most probably didn't know that she was going to become part of a historic event, and also the first ever living creature to orbit Earth in the space.
Laika briefly enjoyed her worldwide fame on November 3rd, 1957 when the world beckoned goodbye to her from the ground, while she proudly stood tall in the rocket cabin along with the faith that humans showed in Laika.
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