Leica was the first dog to travel into space, atop a Soviet rocket. When an astronomer finds a puppy alongside a Pasadena Highway, he names her Leica. Some believe that animals, particularly dogs, can sense an oncoming earthquake. When the big one hits the Bay Area, Leica saves his life. When the astronomer travels to the dark side of the moon, Leica cannot go along, but she will save his life again.