A Fabulous Combination of Autographs
GAGARIN, Yuri (1934-1968). The first human to enter space as a space traveler. Cosmonaut Gagarin flew into space on April 12, 1961, at a speed of 17,000 mph lasting one hour and forty-eight minutes in his Vostok space craft. This hero of the Soviet Union was killed during a training mission six years after his historic flight. He was only 34 years old.
KOMAROV, Vladimir (1927-1967). Russian cosmonaut Commanded Voskhod 1 the first space flight to carry more than one crew member. (Oct. 12, 1964). He was the one-man crew on Soyuz 1 and died on re-entry (April 23, 1967). The parachutes on his spacecraft tangled at 23, 000 feet and the spacecraft hit the ground at 200 miles an hour. His signature is one of the more difficult Cosmonauts to acquire, probably the 4th scarcest. Cosmonauts traditionally refused to sign autographs prior to their first flights into space. Rumors that it is superstition yet others day it was Gagarin who stated the tradition. Keeping this in mind, Komarov basically signed autographs for only two and a half years for collectors. Leaflet from the notebook of the Delegate of the 35th Party Conference, dated in print, Moscow, Feb. 8, 1966. Boldly signed by both Gagarin and Komarov at the top of the page. Photograph of the Cosmonauts attending the conference, standing, and clapping in front of a large portrait of Lenin. In fine condition and two great pieces for framing. SOLD