50 years ago

Diamond Fields Advertiser - - OPINION -

A MESSAGE from East Ber­lin said that it was never in­tended to bring Laika back to earth alive. Laika was shel­tered in an air-con­di­tioned pres­sure cabin. The dog was fed from two nip­ples – one sup­ply­ing milk and one some sort of mash – for seven days. When this was ex­hausted, the dog was fed poi­son.

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