On October 23, NASA plans to launch yet another shuttle mission into space. News leaked by insiders today reports of them attempting to retrieve the dead dog from Russia's 1957 Sputnik-2 experiment into space travel.
The original Russian Prosteishiy Sputnik ("the simplest satellite") launch on October 4, 1957, was little more than a space race to get an object orbiting the planet before the United States.
Less than a month later, Sputnik-2 carried a canine named Laika into space, making World History as US text books would report.
Astronauts on October's launch are allegedly going to attempt to recover the remains of Laika after 50 years of being in orbit.
A full autopsy of the animal will be carried out upon a successful return to solid ground, but as astronauts have been painfully reminded after horrible catastrophes, NASA is nicknamed "Need Another Seven Astronauts."
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