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# ma362a Soyuz-15, Soyuz TMA-2/ISS flown photo of L.D

6 x 4 photo of Soyuz-15 cosmonaut Lev Demin flown in space twice. First time this photo was taken on board Soyuz-15 by flight commander Leov Demin August 26, 1974 and returned back to Earth on August 28, 1974.Demin with his flight engineer Sarafanov scheduled to spend two weeks aboard Salyut-3, but a failure in the guidance system of Soyuz-15 forced them to call off their docking on August 28 and to return to Earth. Lev Demin had with him round onboard handstamp, which had to be delivered to Salyut-3.On return to Earth aboard Soyuz-15 he used this stamp to cancell his photos and covers.Stamp reads: SPACE MAIL. AUGUST 1974. BOARD SALYUT-3. Almost 30 years after, when Lev Demin was no longer alive, this photo was taken in space again. This 6 x 4 photo Flown 184 days (April-October, 2003) on board Soyuz TMA-2 and International Space Station and carried to orbit by cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko.Signed on both sides by flight commander cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and cancelled with 3 ISS onboard handstamps: ISS-7 small round stamp (cancelled on front and reverse sides), ISS Russian section main stamp and large round stamp with a date 28 April, 2003 (first day on board station after docking).
 # ma362a            Soyuz-15, Soyuz TMA-2/ISS flown photo of L.D 1
 # ma362a            Soyuz-15, Soyuz TMA-2/ISS flown photo of L.D 2

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