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# ma364a Soyuz-31/Salyut-6/Soyuz TMA-2/ISS flown cove

Cover flown in two International flights. First time it was flown with Soyuz-31 USSR-East Germany Intercosmos team on Salyut-6 space station in 1978.On board of station cover was cancelled with Soviet and East German handstamps 27 August, 1978 and signed by Valeriy Bykovskiy-Sigmund Jaehn (Soyuz-31) and main expedition Salyut-6 cosmonaut Alexander Ivanchenkov. After cover was presented to cosmonaut Vasiliy Lazarev (hand notared in pencil TO LAZAREV).Later, after death of Lazarev in 1990 I`ve purchased this cover from Lazarev family and in 2003 requested from a friend Yuri Malenchenko to take this cover on board again. In 2003 these covers flown second time in space. Cover was 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) To and from station cover flown with crew aboard Russian Soyuz TMA-2 ship.Questions are welcome.
 # ma364a            Soyuz-31/Salyut-6/Soyuz TMA-2/ISS flown cove 1

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