[FPSPACE] 50th anniversary of the tragic death of cosmonaut Komarov

Nick Watkins nickwatkins62 at fastmail.com
Wed Apr 26 06:15:48 EDT 2017

I'll be interested to hear if the new BBC radio play on Komarov has used 
any of the new information, or relies on on the dramatically rich but 
historically dodgy stuff out there ... : 

/Julian Rhind-Tutt stars in a powerful re-imagining of Cosmonaut 
Vladimir Komarov's final moments as he hurtles towards earth. /

/Amid the space race frenzy of Cold War Russia, Vladimir Komarov was 
sent into space//to mark the anniversary of Lenin's birth. Though his 
ship, the Soyuz 1, had failed multiple safety checks, the launch went 
ahead. As soon as he reached orbit, system failures began./

/From the award-winning writer and director partnership behind Comment 
is Free comes a thrilling, heart-wrenching monologue which tries to make 
sense of progress and national pride in the face of inevitable death./

[By the way, afaik BBC online radio works worldwide, it's just the TV 
that needs a VPN]/


On 25/04/2017 09:23, bart hendrickx wrote:
> A fresh look at the Soyuz-1 mission based on currently available sources :
> - Asif Siddiqi on The Space Review :
> http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3226/1
> (based among other sources on transcripts of declassified 
> air-to-ground conversations)
> - Anatoly Zak on RussianSpaceWeb.com <http://russianspaceweb.com>
> http://www.russianspaceweb.com/soyuz1.html
> Bart Hendrickx
>> Op 24 apr. 2017, om 16:48 heeft David R. Woods <drwoods at stny.rr.com 
>> <mailto:drwoods at stny.rr.com>> het volgende geschreven:
>> A nice documentary tribute to Komarov on Roscosmos TV: 
>> http://www.tvroscosmos.ru/5795/
>> 50 лет назад, 24 апреля 1967 года из-за отказа техники при испытании 
>> нового космического корабля «Союз-1» погиб один из первых советских 
>> космонавтов Владимир Комаров — во время посадки у спускаемого 
>> аппарата не вышел основной парашют, а стропы запасного скрутились, не 
>> дав ему раскрыться.
>> Владимир Комаров был награжден второй звездой Героя Советского Союза 
>> посмертно.
>> 50 years ago, on April 24, 1967, due to the failure of equipment 
>> during the testing of the new Soyuz-1 spacecraft, one of the first 
>> Soviet cosmonauts Vladimir Komarov was killed.  During the landing, 
>> the main parachute did not leave the landing gear, and the lines of 
>> the reserve were twisted, without having given to it to be opened.
>> Vladimir Komarov was awarded the second star of the Hero of the 
>> Soviet Union posthumously.
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