Remembering Laika, Space Dog and Soviet Hero | The New Yorker
The animals were so well loved, in fact, that when Yuri Gargarin achieved orbit, in 1961, he is said to have remarked, “Am I the first human in space, or the last dog?” (As it happens, Gagarin was the first man, but the second primate. Earlier that year, nasa had sent up a chimpanzee it called Ham, though his original name was Chop-Chop Chang.
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THE UNITED FRONT IN CULTURAL WORK
[This speech was delivered by Comrade Mao Tse-tung at a conference of cultural and educational workers of the Shensi-Kansu-Ningsia Border Region.]
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