COLONEL YURI GAGARIN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: MAJOR GENERAL PAVEL POPOVICH, MAJOR GENERAL ANDRIAN NIKOLAYEV - HFSID 264357
COSMONAUTS: YURI GAGARIN, PAVEL POPOVICH and ANDRIAN NIKOLAYEV Photograph signed: "Gagarin", "Popovich" and "Nikolayev" in Russian. B/w, 6¼x5¼ overall, image 6¼x4½ (one surface).
Sale Price $2,080.00
COSMONAUTS: YURI GAGARIN, PAVEL POPOVICH and ANDRIAN NIKOLAYEV Photograph signed: "Gagarin", "Popovich" and "Nikolayev" in Russian. B/w, 6¼x5¼ overall, image 6¼x4½ (one surface). Each has signed beneath his image (signatures listed left to right). Also pictured is Gherman S. Titov, who did not sign. On April 12, 1961, YURI GAGARIN (1934-1968), aboard Vostok 1, made the first space flight by a human being (1 hour and 48 minutes), putting the Soviet Union ahead in the space race. 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 and 24 minutes, while Vostok 4 made 48 orbits in 70 hours and 57 minutes. Lightly soiled at lower margin. Ink smudged at the signatures of Gagarin and Nikolayev. Otherwise, fine condition.
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