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First Soviet Cosmonauts Signed Card, W. 10 Signatures From the Russian Space Pioneers!

A lovely card signed in Cyrillic by 10 Russian Cosmonauts from the Vostok and Voskhod Missions.  The card was adhered to blue card stock. Near fine with slight roughness to upper right corner. 6" x 4". The list of the signatures are:

Konstantin Feoktistov (1926-2009)

Boris Yegorov (1937-1994)
Valery Bykovsky (1934-2019)
Pavel Popovich (1930-2009)
Gherman Titov (1935-2000)
Andriyan Nikolayev (1929-2004)
Valentina Tereshkova (born 1937)
Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968)
Pavel Belyayev (1925-1970)
Alexei Leonov (1934-2019)

Both the United States and the Soviet Union developed their space programs in the 1950s, spurred on by Cold War antagonism and anxiety. The Soviet Union launched its Vostok space program in 1961, conducting six missions -- and achieving many firsts -- during the next two years. Its successor, the Voskhod space program, ran from 1964-1965, and the Soyuz program continued after that.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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September 30, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

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