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Humour: 7.5 I found this article funny. You’re in depth view of the dog that went into space and the conflict between Russia and Canada was something I didn’t expect to read when I started to read about Laika. I also liked your obscure reference to Roman mythology at the start of “Early Life.” Now for the stuff that needs to be fixed. In “Early Life,” you mention that Laika was abandoned by her mother, and then in the next sentence your mention her mother and father. This should be the other way around, and you need to mention what happened to Laika’s father. Did he abandon her? Was he killed in a freak accident? Something needs to be mentioned about the father. Also on a historical note it would be worth changing Moscow to Volgograd, since Stalingrad was changed to Volgograd. In “Mission details” you write that the “Laika mission became the stuff of legends,” put you already wrote that at the start of the article, so its being unnecessarily redundant. In “Animal Welfare concerns” you wrote that ‘We must rescue the dog, and we are doing all in our power to find where the bitch dropped down,’ which sounds like a quote but it isn’t quoted. Quote it as a quote by an animal rights organization, such as PETA.
Concept: 8 It is a good concept. This article could have been a boring article, but you made it something interesting, albeit crazy, with Laika, her rumoured adventures, and the tension it brought to Russia and Canada.
Prose and formatting: 9 The writing style, spelling, grammar, layout and overall appearance was great and written in an informative way.
Images: 9 All images are relevant, with good quality and formatting.
Miscellaneous: 8.4 Used the pee formula.
Final Score: 41.9 Overall it is a good article. Make sure to fix up the bits mentioned above.
Reviewer: --Docile hippopotamus 02:56, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
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