Laika or Not?

The space dog Laika, of humble origin, blessed with only a Christian name, bred andhousebroken on the amber steppes of Mother Russia, was a simple unpretentious canine that would soon be world famous for her daring exploits and globe‐spanning heartbeat telecasts –events that were themselves the gala inauguration of the 20th century’ first exo‐terrestrial mammalian encapsulation.

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