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    Soviet Mission Soyuz 1: Official Copy of "Onboard Journal" (Transcript) for the Ill-Fated Flight, from the Collection of General Nikolai Kamanin. A sixteen-page typescript in Russian, 8" x 11.25" in size, documenting the April 23-24, 1967, voice transmissions between "Dawn" (ground control) and "Ruby" (cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov) who became the first in-flight fatality in the history of spaceflight. At the close of the last page is a handwritten notation by a KGB agent dated May 3, 1967. Its folder has "Soyuz 1" handwritten on the cover by Kamanin. The Soyuz 1 flight was a manned test of a new spacecraft and was plagued with technical issues. Many believe that Komarov knew he would perish during the flight and went ahead anyway to protect his backup, which was Yuri Gagarin. It would be interesting to translate this official transcript and compare it to the transmissions picked up by U.S. Intelligence. Fine.

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