I remember going through this last year.
It’s a good day to pause for a moment and think kind thoughts about Laika, who gave her life to space research. Thanks (maybe) to Fazia for the reminder. More detail at Sven Grahn’s Space Place.
It’s not logical, but Laika’s fate upsets me so much whenever I think about it. Just a reminder that logic is not the sum total of our being, after all. I went home and told my dog that she was lucky to be a house dog, rather than a space pioneer.