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24/04/1967 Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in a spacecraft crash

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1967: Soyuz 1 (USSR)

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Death of a Cosmonaut - Soyuz 1 - last transmission of Vladimir Komarov

He is known as a first human who died in space flight. In 1967 during the landing of the first manned mission of the Soyuz spacecraft, the Soyuz 1, the parachutes failed. Komarov, its solo pilot, died when the capsule crashed into the ground. Prior to the Soyuz 1 test, Komarov commanded the Voskhod 1 mission. It was the first spaceflight to carry more than one crew member.
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