Yuri Gagarin signed
    postcard (inscribed)
 
SIGNED PHOTOS
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Autographed covers
from all manned spaceflights.
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Space flown material
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BURAN PROGRAM
Discover the history
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SPACE CANDIDATES
The history behind
the russian unflown cosmonauts.
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Ansar Sharafutdinov

Above: one signed cover and one signed photo from Ansar Sharafutdinov, an early soviet unflown cosmonaut.

Following the Voskhod missions, and in preparation for the new Soyuz program, a large group of 28 young cosmonaut candidates arrived at the Start City in 1965. However, only 6 actually flew (Glazkov, Kizim, Klimuk, Rozhdestvensky, Sarafanov, Zudov), making this the largest refused/rejected group ever. The identities of the unflown cosmonauts were only revealed in late 1989.

Born on.. 26 Jun. 1939
Join Cosmonaut Team in: October 1965
As... Pilot
Left Cosmonaut Team in January 1968
Identity revealed at... Late 1989

Graduated from Kachinsk Military Pilot School, 1963; Pilot and Lietenant Colonel, Russian Air Forces, Res.; was selected as cosmonaut on 23.10.1965 (TsPK-3); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 11/65 - 12/67; retired of medical reasons; retired from active military duty in 1985; later teacher at High School.

 

 

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