24.08.2017 PWT 34-2017 Back to Planet Earth

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Weekly transmission 34-2017 presents:

Vostok 3 meet Vostok 4 (ship-to-ship communications in space) II

Weekly Drawing by Théophile Bouchet: Back to Work next week VI

Yuri Gagarin (First Cosmonaut and First person in space) 1

Vladimir Komarov (First pilot of a in spacecraft) 2

Andriyan Nikolayev back to Earth (Third Sovietic Cosmonaut) 3-6

 

ANDRIYAN GRIGORYEVICH NIKOLAYEV (1929-2004)

Third Soviet cosmonaut. He was an ethnic Chuvash. Nikolayev flew on two space flights: Vostok3 and Soyuz 9. His call sign in these flights was Falcon (Russian: Со́кол). On both, he set new endurance records for the longest time a human being had remained in orbit. He also served as backup for the Vostok 2 and Soyuz 8 missions.

On 22 January 1969, Nikolayev survived an assassination attempt on Leonid Brezhnev undertaken by a Soviet Army deserter, Viktor Ilyin.

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