Yuri Gagarin signed
    postcard (inscribed)
 
SIGNED PHOTOS
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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
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space cover and photo catalogue.
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AUTOPENS
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and learn how to detect them.
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Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin

Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin

(Civilian Buran Cosmonaut #3)

Born on... 19 Jan. 1946
Join Buran Team in: 1977
Left Buran Team in: Killed on Su-26, 18 Aug. 1988
As... Civilian Test Pilot
Major assignments: Back-up Soyuz TM-4, 9 Buran ALT's

Graduated from Kachinsk Higher Military Pilot School, 1970; graduated from Zhukovsky Test Pilot School; graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, 1980; civilian test pilot of LII; was selected as cosmonaut for Buran-flights on 30.07.1980 (LII-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 12/78 - 7/80; was assigned as double for Soyuz TM-4); died in a crash of a Su-26M aerobatic airplane on 18.08.1988 at LII (Zhukovsky Flight Research Center).

 

 

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