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#135195 - 11/14/04 06:32 AM Laika
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Laika (Russian). What is the pronunciation? It means 'barker,' according to an article I read about the first animal that orbited in space and also died there.


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#135196 - 11/14/04 08:34 AM muttnik
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What is the pronunciation? It means 'barker'

Not sure how to pronounce it, Wordwind, but Laika or not, he was the first "barker" to die crying in the wilderness of outer space.

Laika was the first muttnik. But he deserves more honor than that.

If you ask me he was just a glorified masconaut.


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#135197 - 11/14/04 08:43 AM Re: Laika
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Like uh (roughly)


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#135198 - 11/14/04 08:50 AM Re: Laika
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Like uh

Thanks, Faldage. Looks laik I got it right -- for once.

This could begin a whole new chapter in our relationship.




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#135199 - 11/14/04 09:01 AM Re: Laika
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This could begin a whole new chapter in our relationship.

Very Pavlovian of you.

Perhaps Laika did not die in vain.

I feel laika bird flying upside down.


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#135200 - 11/14/04 09:18 AM Laik it or naut
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Laika ... was the first "barker" to die crying in the wilderness of outer space.

If Laika had a tombstone, how would it read?

I barked in the dark so Yuri could light the way to the future.

They told me "Yur in laik it or naut". And I answered the call of duty. [I peed all over the instrument panel.]


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#135201 - 11/14/04 10:01 AM Re: Laik it or naut
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If Laika had a tombstone, how would it read?

"I was a star in a stellar vault, but I didn't laika minute of it."


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#135202 - 11/14/04 10:09 AM Re: Laik it or naut
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If Laika had a tombstone, how would it read?

"They told me I was going to be a star, but they didn't say it was going to be a one-way trip."




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#135203 - 11/14/04 10:20 AM Re: Laik it or naut
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If Laika had a tombstone, how would it read?

"Vladivostok Control said my bark was worse than my flight."



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#135204 - 11/14/04 10:29 AM Re: Laik it or naut
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If Laika had a tombstone, how would it read?

"They said they were going to put me down in the sea, but I didn't know it was the Sea of Tranquility."

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