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    First dog on moon can’t find lamppost

    The first dog on the moon, Laika, was a Labrador retriever who couldn't find a lamppost to relieve herself on during her historic lunar walk, according to her trainer. Laika was launched into orbit aboard the Soviet Union's Sputnik 2 spacecraft on November 3, 1957, and died several hours later when the capsule's oxygen supply ran out.

    The first dog on the moon, a Labrador retriever named Laika, couldn’t find a lamppost to relieve herself on during her historic lunar walk, according to her trainer.

    “We trained her to go on a lamppost on Earth, but on the moon there were no lampposts,” said the trainer, who asked to remain anonymous.

    Laika was the first animal to journey into space, and her death-defying mission captured the world’s imagination. She was launched into orbit aboard the Soviet Union’s Sputnik 2 spacecraft on November 3, 1957, and died several hours later when the capsule’s oxygen supply ran out.

    While her death was tragic, her legacy as the first living creature to journey into the cosmos endures.

    The trainer said that Laika was well-prepared for her space mission, but that going to the moon was “the ultimate challenge.”

    “We did everything we could to simulate the conditions she would encounter in space, but ultimately it was an unknown,” the trainer said.

    Laika’s lunar walk was short-lived, but her memory will live on forever.

    6 Comments

    1. This is a tragic but inspiring story. Laika was the first animal to journey into space and her death-defying mission captured the world’s imagination. She was launched into orbit aboard the Soviet Union’s Sputnik 2 spacecraft on November 3, 1957, and died several hours later when the capsule’s oxygen supply ran out. While her death was tragic, her legacy as the first living creature to journey into the cosmos endures.

    2. This is a fascinating piece of history. It’s sad that Laika didn’t make it back to Earth, but her legacy as the first animal in space is incredible.

    3. This is a fascinating tidbit of history that I wasn’t aware of. Laika’s trainer makes a good point that there was no way to truly prepare for the conditions of space, but they did everything they could. It’s a shame she didn’t get to enjoy her walk on the moon for longer, but her legacy is still very much alive.

    4. This is a touching story about the first dog on the moon. It’s tragic that she didn’t make it back, but her legacy as the first living creature in space will never be forgotten.

    5. This is a fascinating tidbit of history that I had never heard before. Laika was clearly a brave dog, and her trainer did everything they could to prepare her for the journey ahead. It’s tragic that she didn’t make it back alive, but her legacy as the first living creature in space is an amazing accomplishment.

    6. The poor dog didn’t even have a lamppost to relieve herself on during her historic lunar walk. It’s tragic that she died just a few hours after her launch into space, but her legacy as the first living creature to journey into the cosmos endures.

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