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# fpit320 Soyuz TM-9/MIR flown HAPPINESS BRINGER souv

Unusual souvenir given to cosmonaut Alexander Balandin by Dutch friend before Balandin`t flight.Small leather pig with coin inside is a sign `Bringer of Happiness` and it was taken by Alexander on board Soyuz TM-9 to MIR station.On front side Balandin signed this item.On back side he cancelled it with onboard MIR handstamp and hand typed in blue ink `Bringing the Happiness`, Balandin. Third image depicts myself with Alexander Balandin outside his Moscow home when we`ve discussed materials flown on board with him during his 179 days MIR-6 expedition.
 # fpit320            Soyuz TM-9/MIR flown HAPPINESS BRINGER souv 1
 # fpit320            Soyuz TM-9/MIR flown HAPPINESS BRINGER souv 2
 # fpit320            Soyuz TM-9/MIR flown HAPPINESS BRINGER souv 3

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 11 March, 2003.