Follow Us:

Tag: Belka and Strelk

1 Results

  • Cosmic martyrs

    Cosmic martyrs

    Laika’s last moments on earth were spent strapped into a windowless Soviet rocket awaiting lift off. The stray dog had enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame in 1957, having been plucked from a Moscow street, hastily trained and blasted into space. That ill-fated mission resulted in Laika overheating and dying five hours into the flight. …

    November 8, 2017