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# ma502 Pilot Valeriy Chkalov flown on ISS cover

Cover issued for 80 years birthday anniversary of legendary Soviet pilot Valeriy Chkalov (1904-1938)-commander of non stop flight Moscow-North Pole-Portland (USA) in 1937. This cover taken on board of Soyuz TMA-2 by ISS-7 Russia-USA expedition commander cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and flown 184 days on station.Cover signed also by Malenchenko and cancelled on orbit with 3 onboard handstamps:small round stamp of ISS-7 expedition), main stamp of Russian section of the ISS and large round ISS stamp dated 28 April, 2003 (first day aboard station after docking Soyuz TMA-2-ISS) It was symbolic to carry in this joint Russia-USA flight materials related to USSR-USA flight in 1937. To and from station cover flown with crew aboard Russian Soyuz TMA-2 ship.Questions are welcome.
 # ma502            Pilot Valeriy Chkalov flown on ISS cover 1

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 29 January, 2004.