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    The first person to die in a space flight

    Vladimir Komarov Signed Color Photo to Ivan G. Borisenko, Soviet Sports Commissar. A 4.75" x 7.5" glossy of him in military uniform, signed and inscribed to Borisenko in blue fountain pen at the lower margin. Komarov commanded Voskhod 1 in 1964, the first spaceflight to carry more than one crewmember. He then became the first cosmonaut to fly into space twice when he was the solo pilot of Soyuz 1, a test flight of a new spacecraft. Its parachute failed and the crash upon reentry killed him on April 24, 1967. An extremely rare autograph, especially from Borisenko's collection. Slight ink smear, very fine.

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    May, 2018
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