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This Laika design is also available on shirts of various other colours here
Laika was a Soviet space dog who became the first animal to orbit the Earth.
A stray dog from the streets of Moscow, she was selected to be the occupant of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 that was launched into outer space on November 3, 1957.
Little was known about the impact of spaceflight on living creatures at the time of Laika's mission, and the technology to de-orbit had not yet been developed, so Laika's survival was not planned for and she died in space. Future space missions carrying dogs would be designed to be recovered.
Laika is memorialized in the form of a statue and plaque at Star City near Moscow, the Russian Cosmonaut training facility. The Monument to the Conquerors of Space, constructed in 1964, also includes Laika.
Illustration by Zoran Cardula.
• Fine jersey American Apparel unisex T-shirt
• Slim fit, double stitched
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We know that it can feel long, but our shipping coordinator Dimitry says that compared to the 1928 Five-Year Plan for rapid industrialization of the economy of the Soviet Union, it's not too bad.
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Returns and exchanges are hassle-free at Stratonaut.
If you’re looking to return or exchange your order for whatever reason, we're here to help!
We offer free returns or exchanges within 30 days of purchase. You can return your product for store credit, a different product, or a refund to the original payment method.
Just email us at email@example.com with your order number in the subject line and we will assist you.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted:
Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.