COLONEL YURI GAGARIN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: GENERAL GHERMAN TITOV - HFSID 250782
YURI GAGARIN and GHERMAN TITOV The first two cosmonauts to orbit the Earth sign this 5¾x4 postcard photo Photograph signed: "Titov" and "Gagarin" in Russian. Color, 5¾x4. Date of September 16, 1961, printed in Russian on verso.
Sale Price $2,880.00
YURI GAGARIN and GHERMAN TITOV The first two cosmonauts to orbit the Earth sign this 5¾x4 postcard photo Photograph signed: "Titov" and "Gagarin" in Russian. Color, 5¾x4. Date of September 16, 1961, printed in Russian on verso. On April 12, 1961, YURI GAGARIN (1934-1968) became the first man in space aboard Vostok 1. His flight of one Earth orbit lasted only one hour and 48 minutes. Upon his return, Gagarin was celebrated as a hero in the Soviet Union; monuments were raised to him and streets named in his honor. He was in training for another mission when the Mig-15 he was piloting crashed in 1968. On August 6, 1961, GHERMAN TITOV (1935-2000), aboard Vostok 2, orbited the Earth 17 times, spending 25 hours and 18 minutes in space. At 26, he was the youngest man in space. Titov died in 2000. At the time this photograph was taken, Gagarin and Titov were the only Russians who had been to space. Pre-printed Russian space stamp on verso. Lightly worn at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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