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# ma363 Soyuz-23/Soyuz TMA-2/ISS flown covers

USSR Cosmonaut Mail covers flown in space twice.First time it was taken on board Soyuz-23 by Zudov and Rozhdestvenskiy to Salyut-5 station in 1976.Cosmonauts were to have spent at least two months aboard Salyut-5, but Soyuz guidance problems cancelled the docking and cosmonauts made the Soviet Union`s first splashdown on their return.Because cosmonauts couldn`t dock with Salyut-5 station they only both signed and hand notared (by commander Vyacheslav Zudov) covers 15.10.76 BOARD SOYUZ-23. In 2003 these covers flown second time in space. These covers taken on board of Soyuz TMA-2 by ISS-7 Russia-USA expedition commander cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and flown 184 days on station.Covers 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.
 # ma363            Soyuz-23/Soyuz TMA-2/ISS flown covers 1

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