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# ma366a MIR-15 and ISS-6 expeditions flown cover

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 USSR Cosmonaut Mail cover was cancelled by Polyakov with 4 onboard handstamps 24 May, 1994 in day of docking with Progress M-23 arrived cargo spacecraft.Three stamps Polyakov 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, DOCKING WITH PROGRESS 24.05.94. 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.
 # ma366a            MIR-15 and ISS-6 expeditions flown cover 1
 # ma366a            MIR-15 and ISS-6 expeditions flown cover 2

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