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
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.