Yuri Gagarin signed
    postcard (inscribed)
 
SIGNED PHOTOS
Autographed photos
from astronauts and cosmonauts.
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SIGNED COVERS
Autographed covers
from all manned spaceflights.
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SPACE RELICS
Space flown material
and other rare space related items.
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BURAN PROGRAM
Discover the history
behind the russian shuttle program.
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SPACE CANDIDATES
The history behind
the russian unflown cosmonauts.
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CATALOGUE
Browse thru my
space cover and photo catalogue.
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AUTOPENS
Beware of autopens
and learn how to detect them.
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Oleg Grigoriyevich Kononenko

Oleg Grigoriyevich Kononenko

(Civilian Buran Cosmonaut #1)

Born on... 16 Aug. 1938
Join Buran Team in: (Killed before that)
Left Buran Team in: Died 8 Sep. 1980, testing a Yak-38A
As... Civilian Test Pilot
Major assignments: - - -

Civilian test pilot; graduated from Zhukovsky Air Force Institute, 1975; was selected as cosmonaut by GMVK on 30.07.1980 for Buran flights (LII-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 12/78 - 07/80; died in a crash of a Yak-38A-vertical takeoff-landing airplane.

 

 

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