March 16, 1927 – cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov is born

1964 USSR postage stamp honoring Vladimir KomarovRussian cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was born March 16, 1927. He was the first man to die in a manned space mission (Soyuz 1) on April 24, 1967. He was also the first cosmonaut to travel in space more than once.

Wikipedia says:

“He was selected to become a cosmonaut in 1960 with the first cosmonaut group. After being the backup for Pavel Popovich on Vostok 4, his first spaceflight was with the Voskhod 1 mission. On his second flight, Soyuz 1, he was killed during a return, when the spacecraft crashed owing to failure of the parachute.”


~ by tellinghistory on March 16, 2007.

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