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Len Colby

US Analysts Heard Russian Astronaut Komarov cursing his superiors while he plunged to his death in 1967

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US Analysts Heard Russian Astronaut Komarov cursing his superiors while he plunged to his death in 1967

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A few weeks prior to the historic launch of Soyuz 1 Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov expressed his deepest feelings with one of his friends, a demoted KGB officer Venyamin Russayev. With tearful eyes Komarov told Venyamin that the mission he is preparing for is doomed and that he was not going to make it through. Despite the obvious danger Komarov was willing to embark on the journey, not for his nation’s glory or advancement of science, but for his best friend Yuri Gagarin.

The launch of Soyuz 1 on April 23 1967 was hailed in Russia as a victory over US and its Allies as it coincided with 50 years celebration of Russian communist revolution. All eyes were on the launch and on Russian supreme ruler Leonid Brezhnev, who had clearly told all technicians and scientists in personalized notes that they had to pull this one through; it was the matter of Russia’s honor and integrity.

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https://www.thevintagenews.com/2015/10/26/us-analysts-heard-russian-astronaut-komarov-cursing-his-superiors-while-he-plunged-to-his-death-in-1967/?src=fba&type=wca&page=tvn

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