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Laika was the first animal sent into space by Russia. She was launched into space November 3, 1957 and died from stress and overheating.
In music, the Arcade Fire performs a song called Neighborhood #2 (Laika). In the song, their older brother seems to be leaving and never returning (Laika left and never came back). The chorus says that Alex, their older brother, should have been named Laika.

P.S. The Arcade Fire is amazing
"Our mother shoulda' just named you Laika
by andrew (CamelSnowMan) May 09, 2006
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The first dog in orbit, carried aboard Sputnik II on November 3rd, 1957. Literally "Barker" in Russian. Laika was supposed to have died four days into the orbit by a package of poisoned food, but died much earlier, a few hours into the flight, due to overheating. Formerly a stray, Laika was at once the most lucky and most unlucky dog in the world.
by what-the-shit December 13, 2003
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The bravest dog in the history of all dogs anywhere.
laika went to space. DO NEVER TEST YOU SUCK ASS BITCH!!! SPACE!!! DID YOU HEAR ME!?!? SPACE!!!! YOU EVER BEEN TO SPACE?!?!?!
by Laika December 30, 2003
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The 8th track of the "World World World" Album by Asian Kung-Fu Generation. This song was written in rememberance of Laika, the first dog lauched into space with the Sputnik II. Laika was meant to be giving poisoned food after 4 days in Space but died much earlier due to over heating in the launch.
"Mayoi inu DEDDO ENDO

Chie no wa Rasen no ue

Hai tsukubatte Iki wo kirashite

Shagarete nakigoe"

"Mayoi inu DEDDO ENDO

Chie no wa Rasen no ue

Hai tsukubatte Iki wo kirashite

Shagarete nakigoe" ~ Lyrics from the song Laika
by Balls McGinly June 16, 2009
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It is an Arabic word which means "tasteful", "someone with good taste in terms of anything".
Laika studied in BISC. Such a decent girl she is.
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by Baba Rafi July 21, 2018
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