A comic story about Laika, the first dog sent into space. 
  • "Laika (Russian: Лайка, meaning "Barker"; c. 1954 – November 3, 1957) was a Soviet space dogwho became one of the first animals in space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth.
    As little was known about the impact of spaceflight on living creatures at the time of Laika's mission, and as the technology to de-orbit had not yet been developed, there was no expectation of Laika's survival."
    "Laika died within hours after launch from overheating,[2] possibly caused by a failure of the central R-7 sustainer to separate from the payload."