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# ma252 Happy New Year 1966 flown card

1966 Old Soviet postcard depicts artwork of artist S.Gorlischev and issued for congratulations with New Year Holidays. On this card pictured Father Frost (Russian Santa Claus) in Mission Control Center.On display screen pictured docked on orbit Soyuz craft and reads HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Interesting that first manned docking with 2 Soyuz ships Soviet Union accomplished in 1969, three years after this card was printed). Card was in archives of cosmonaut Anatoliy Berezovoy and several years ago he shared this exotic subject with me.And I asked Yuri malenchenko to get this subject with his personal items to fly on Soyuz TMA-2 to the ISS. In April 2003 this card was taken on board of Soyuz TMA-2 flown by Yuri Malenchenko and card flown with other personal items over 184 days till October 27, 2003. On board Yuri cancelled card on front side with ISS-7 expedition handstamp and signed.On reverse side he signed as well and cancelled card with three onboard handstamps, including small round ISS-7 team stamp, large round dated 28 April, 2003 (day of docking Soyuz TMA-2 with ISS) and main stamp of Russian section of the ISS.
 # ma252            Happy New Year 1966 flown card 1
 # ma252            Happy New Year 1966 flown card 2

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 15 January, 2004.