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Vostok 3 & 4... Soviet mission in space...



Item # 631358

August 14, 1962

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 14, 1962 

* Vostok 3 & 4

The front page has a 3 line, 5 column heading with photos: "Soviet Pilots Spin On In Orbit; One Has Flown Million Miles; He Is Tired But Still Efficient" (inc. front page photo), with related front page and inside reporting. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. The issue is believed to be complete, but is being sold for the described content. It has various archival mends - particularly to the back side of the midfold, and has been priced as such.

Wikipedia: Vostok 3 and Vostok 4 were launched a day apart on trajectories that brought the spacecraft within approximately 4 miles of one another. The cosmonauts aboard the two capsules also communicated with each other via radio, the first ship-to-ship communications in space. These missions marked the first time that more than one manned spacecraft was in orbit at the same time, giving Soviet mission controllers the opportunity to learn to manage this scenario. Cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev (Vostok 3) orbited the Earth 64 times over nearly four days in space, August 11–15, 1962, a feat which would not be matched by NASA until the Gemini program (1965–1966).

Category: The 20th Century

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