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In Memoriam, 24 April 1967
« on: April 24, 2019, 02:09:08 pm »
lit candle imageVladimir Komarov


Today is the 52nd anniversary of the tragic death of Vladimir Komarov, the first human to die in space. The mission was Soyuz 1, the initial flight of the Soviet designed spacecraft which is still in use today. He was well aware that this first spacecraft had major, critical flaws but chose to make the flight in order to protect the life of his colleague Yuri Gagarin, who otherwise would have been ordered to make the flight. He made his funeral arrangements in advance. There were numerous malfunctions throughout the nearly 2-day flight which Komarov managed to overcome, but he was killed as a result of parachute failure during his re-entry.

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Re: In Memoriam, 24 April 1967
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 05:21:32 pm »
Today is the 52nd anniversary of the tragic death of Vladimir Komarov, the first human to die in space. The mission was Soyuz 1, the initial flight of the Soviet designed spacecraft which is still in use today. He was well aware that this first spacecraft had major, critical flaws but chose to make the flight in order to protect the life of his colleague Yuri Gagarin, who otherwise would have been ordered to make the flight. He made his funeral arrangements in advance. There were numerous malfunctions throughout the nearly 2-day flight which Komarov managed to overcome, but he was killed as a result of parachute failure during his re-entry.

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Re: In Memoriam, 24 April 1967
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 04:29:52 am »

The Prayers forum doesn't have the Like button enabled (for good reason), so I'll post to say, thank you for covering the 'final frontier' deaths outside of That Week in Jan/Feb, Eric.

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Re: In Memoriam, 24 April 1967
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 12:09:36 am »
lit candle imageVladimir Komarov


As a Russian living in the States and having to deal with all the unwarranted hate and negativity towards my people on a daily basis, thank you for posting this. <3

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