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Che Guevara defended animal space flight

This article is republished from an eBook series that has been made freely available.

By Jon Hochschartner

In late 1957, in the midst of the Cuban revolution, the iconic revolutionary Che Guevara defended the Soviet Union’s plan to launch a homeless dog found on the streets of Moscow into space, on a flight in which there was no possibility of survival. 570 more words

The Story of the Dog "Laika"

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The Story of the Dog “Laika”

by Ralph Kratzer

Very often I am asked why my dog´s name is “Laika”…….. 515 more words

Animal Care

Review - 'The Boxtrolls'

Release Date: 12th of September 2014
Certification: PG
Running Time: 97 Minutes
Directors: Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi
Starring: Sir Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayaode, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning… 568 more words


Soviet Space Dogs

On 3 November 1957, Laika became the first Earth-born creature to travel to space. Although she died a few hours after launch, subsequent canine travelers returned from their out-of-this-world missions alive. 241 more words

The Hydrant