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Tomorrow marks sixty years since the conclusion of the Sputnik 2 spacecraft mission that carried Laika, the first dog and living creature to orbit Earth, into space.

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The Sad, Sad Story of Laika, the Space Dog, and Her One-Way Trip into Orbit

From Smithsonian.com by Alice George:

With a pounding heart and rapid breath, Laika rode a rocket into Earth orbit, 2,000 miles above Moscow streets she knew. 212 more words


Isle of Dogs Movie Review

Isle of Dogs is Wes Anderson’s second attempt at a stop-motion film. For fans of Wes Anderson’s classics, the film does not disappoint. This fantasy film takes place in future-Japan. 412 more words


Forever floating in her tin can


Before modern humans went into space, we got a dog to try it out for us: “I asked her to forgive us and I even cried as I stroked her for the last time,” said 90-year-old Russian biologist… 2,335 more words


Coraline is hand stitched to perfection

Coraline is a stop-motion animated film from Laika, a studio that went on to make Kubo and the Two Strings and ParaNorman. Stop-motion is an animation technique that physically manipulates an objects so that that they appear to move on their own. 689 more words


The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Wolf Instinct

Everyone in this chat-room
is trying to work out
why dogs stare at the moon.

Probably for the same reason as human beings
to unwind, unravel, to feel small, 108 more words