Russian teacher, writer, space exploration
theorist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky on his bicycle.
Karim Karimov, the "anonymous" Chairman of the Aeronautics
Commission is shown on the right.
Koptev, Georgi Beregovoi, Karim Karimov,
Oleg Makarov and Vasili Lazarev reporting flight readiness for Soyuz 12 to
General Karim Karimov.
Cosmonauts Vitali Sevastyanov, Pyotr Klimuk, Georgi Grechko, Alexy Gubarev,
Oleg Makarov, Vasili Lazarev, Valeri Kubasov, and Alexi Leonov at the
Museum of Lenin.
4 Soviet Cosmonauts
Yuri Gagarin, Andrian Nikolayev, Pavel Popovich, Gherman Titov
(click to enlarge)
row: l-r, P. Popovich, V. Gorbatko, E. Khrunov, Y. Gagarin, S. Korolev, N.
Korolev (with Natasha, Popovich's daughter), E.A. Karpov (chief of
cosmonauts), N.K. Nikitin (parachute coach), E.A. Fedorov (physician)
Second row, l-r: A. Leonov, A. Nikolayev, M. Rafikov, D. Zaikin, B.
Volynov, G. Titov, G. Nelyubov, V. Bykovski, G. Shonin
Third row, l-r: V. Filatyev, I Anikeyev, P. Belyayev
above, from another angle.
this time Gagarin has moved to Korolev's left and the woman and child are
complete N-1 and its launch tower are shown on the right. A second launch
tower and a pair of taller towers (for lightening protection) are to the
left. The launch tower to the left was destroyed in a catastrophic launch
failure on 3 July, 1969. (Circa 1968 or 1969)
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