UNEXPECTED FATE (LAIKA STORY)
BY: entertainment news
Fate is what you get in your future. Sometimes expected and many times unexpected. We have many examples around us. One of the unexpected fate example is Laika. Liaka is a dog who got unexpected fortune. Fortune of death but with an honor.
Liaka is the first dog sent to the space. She was a road sight dog. 3rd November 1957 is the date on which unexpected fate given to her. At that time we had facility to go in space but we had not space shuttle to return back on earth. NASA was trying to find the dog who can survive easily in space shuttle for few months. They chose a road side dog because they have a great potential and can survive in extreme conditions. NASA took the liaka to center. They had only few weeks to make the space shuttle and it had to be done in these few weeks. Scientists held training for liaka. They put the liaka in a small cage which was a small chamber same as the space shuttle. Liaka was kept in the cage for 20 days. After that she was selected as the first dog to sent in space. The purpose to stay in small chamber for 20 days so liaka could gate habitual of that things. Before the launch of space shuttle a scientist took the liaka to his home so liaka can live her life better even for one day. His children played with liaka. Finally the day had come it was the day 3rd November 1957. Scientist put the the liaka into the space shuttle chamber. A scientist kissed on liaka’s nose. At peak acceleration Laika’s respiration increased to between three and four times the pre-launch rate. During initials , sensors detected her heart beat was 103 beats/min before launch and jumped to 240 beats/min during the early acceleration. As soon as it reached orbit, Sputnik 2’s nose cone was jettisoned successfully; however the “Block A” core did not separate as planned, preventing the thermal control system from operating correctly. Some of the thermal insulation tore loose, raising the cabin temperature to 40 °C (104 °F). After couple of hours of weightlessness, Laika’s pulse rate had settled back to 102 beats/min, three times longer than it had taken during earlier ground tests, an indication of the stress she was going through. The early telemetry indicated that Laika was agitated but eating her food. After approximately five to seven hours into the flight, no further signs of life were received from the spacecraft. It was the end of the journey not about the space craft but all about the life of liaka. She got the unexpected fate of death but an immortal respect and honour. She sacrificed her life and took place in the history of science.
BY: entertainment news/ (Mishra Nitin)