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Laika's Harness
Laika

Origin

Laika

Type

Harness

Effects

Accelerates objects past terminal velocity

Downsides

Causes overheating

Activation

Attaching

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Lupis-912F

Aisle

612357-1827

Shelf

632958-3922-641

Date of Collection

September 9, 2002

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OriginEdit

Laika was a Soviet space dog who was one of the first animals launched into space and first to orbit the earth. She was a stray dog from Moscow and selected to be launched up with Sputnik 2. As the effects of spaceflight and orbit on living creatures were unknown in 1957, researchers expected a low chance of her survival. She died within hours into the flight due to overheating of the capsule, but the Soviet government claimed the cause of death was oxygen starvation until 2002. Her flight helped steer scientists towards the proper protection needed for astronauts. The death of Laika received criticism from animal rights activists but she has been since memorialized as a pioneer for space travel.

EffectsEdit

When attached to something, accelerates the object past terminal velocity. Said object will slowly build up heat until it melts, cracks or burns or causes internal organ failure in living organisms.

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