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A wooden dog is looking out a rocket window where you can see the earth and the moon

Laika the Spacedog

Autumn 2019

Russell Hepplewhite and Tim Yealland

Meet Laika. The first dog to go into space.
Autumn 2019


It is 1957 and the Space Race is well underway. As the Americans and Russians compete to be the first to launch an animal into orbit, the hunt is on to find a dog to sit on top of the Sputnik rocket. Then, one afternoon, a little dog called Laika is found in Moscow’s Gorky Park…

See the Kremlin, meet the Russian President, count down to the rocket launch, and sing along with ETO’s singers and orchestra in this fun-filled adventure for all the family.