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Anatoli Yakovlevich Kartashov

Two signed covers and an inscribed photo (on the back) from Anatoli Kartashov, soviet unflown cosmonaut from the first group of 1960. Signed material from any unflown cosmonaut of the First Group (such as Varlamov, Kartashov, Anikeyev or Fylatyev) is extremely rare. A few months after Kartashov joined the First Cosmonaut team, he was dismissed, for medical reasons, after failing a centrifuge test on 16th July 1960.

Born on.. 25 Aug. 1932
Join Cosmonaut Team in: June 1960
As... Pilot
Left Cosmonaut Team in April 1961
Identity revealed at... April 1986

Graduated from Higher Air Force School, 1954; Colonel, Soviet Air Force, Ret.; pilot, Soviet Air Force, Ret.; was selected as cosmonaut on 17.06.1960 (TsPK-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 4/60 - 1961; retired of medical reasons on 07.04.1961 to serve again as pilot of Soviet Air Force; Retired in 1985 and died in 2005.

 

 

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