COLONEL YURI GAGARIN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL PAVEL POPOVICH, MAJOR GENERAL ANDRIAN NIKOLAYEV, GENERAL GHERMAN TITOV - HFSID 264349
COSMONAUTS: YURI GAGARIN, ANDRIAN NIKOLAYEV, PAVEL POPOVICH and GHERMAN TITOV 6x4 photo of the first four cosmonauts to journey into space Photograph signed: "
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COSMONAUTS: YURI GAGARIN, ANDRIAN NIKOLAYEV, PAVEL POPOVICH and GHERMAN TITOV 6x4 photo of the first four cosmonauts to journey into space Photograph signed: "Gagarin", "Nikolayev", "Popovich" and "Titov" in Russian. B/w, 6x4 overall, image 6x3 (one surface). Each cosmonaut has signed beneath his image (signatures listed left to right). On April 12, 1961, YURI GAGARIN (1934-1968), aboard Vostok 1, made the first space flight by a human being (One hour and 48 minutes), putting the Soviet Union ahead in the space race. GHERMAN S. TITOV (1935-2000) then made the first multi-orbital flight aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits in 25 hours 18 minutes, August 6-7, 1961). The first dual launch took place on August 11 and 12, 1962. Vostok 3, with ANDRIYAN NIKOLAYEV (1929-2004) aboard, and Vostok 4, manned by PAVYEL POPOVICH (1930-2009), came within three miles of each other during the first orbit of Vostok 4. Vostok 3 completed 64 orbits in 94 hours, 24 minutes, while Vostok 4 made 48 orbits in 70 hours, 57 minutes. Lightly soiled at lower margin. Ink smudged at the end of Titov's signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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