Laika died within hours from overheating possibly caused by a failure of the central R-7 sustainer to separate from the payload. The true cause and time of her death were not made public until 2002; instead, it was widely reported that she died when her oxygen ran out on day six, or as the Soviet government initially claimed, she was euthanised prior to oxygen depletion. (3 November 1957)
There are 2491 births, 1916 deaths, 470 murders, 308 disasters and 1278 other events about 3507 people in 4076 places until today.
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