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# ma366 Soyuz TM-18/TM-20/MIR/Soyuz TMA-2/ISS 622 day

Cover spent 622 days on orbit in two historic flights.First time it was carried aboard Soyuz TM-18 to MIR and Soyuz TM-20 from MIR by cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov, who set world`s record endurance 438 days on orbit in this flight (longest space mission ever).This special issue cover 8 Years of MIR in flight was cancelled by Polyakov with 4 onboard handstamps 20 February, 1994 in day of this event.Three stamps he placed on front side and large round stamp of MIR-15 expedition on reverse side.On reverse he signed in pencil and on front signed along with board engineer of MIR-15 Yuri Usachov.When Valeriy shared this cover with myself he also sigbned and hand notared BOARD OF STATION MIR, 8 YEARS FROM DAY OF LAUNCH. In 2003 this cover flown second time in space.By my request flight commander Malenchenko took this cover to the International Space Station. 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.
 # ma366            Soyuz TM-18/TM-20/MIR/Soyuz TMA-2/ISS 622 day 1
 # ma366            Soyuz TM-18/TM-20/MIR/Soyuz TMA-2/ISS 622 day 2

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 30 January, 2004.