by Yang Beichen
This is the year of dog. A Tesla Roadster was recently launched into the space. Russian cosmism is the trending discourse.
Sixty years ago, a stray dog was delivered into the space by the Soviet Union. Laika, the puppy, survived merely for a few hours after taking off from earth, presumably tortured by extremely hot temperature and the rapidly changing air pressure prior to its death. A personal anecdote here is, the year of dog might just have its plate full, as the past is inserting itself invasively into the future, while the future resurrects the past.
Yang Beichen, is a researcher, writer, and university lecturer.