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The best pictures of Soviet cosmonauts

Posted in Aerospace, Aviation, Best pictures, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Science, Space, Technology, Travel on Monday, 31 August 2015

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The best pictures of Soviet cosmonauts show four famous figures in the history of space exploration.
The first picture is of Yuri Gagarin.

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Yuri Gagarin by Wilf Hardy

The second picture is of Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov who made the first space walk, a 12-minute extra-capsule adventure.

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Alexey Leonov making the first space walk by Wilf Hardy

The third picture is of Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman into space, her husband Andrian Nikolayev, and Vostock 6.

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Valentina Tereshkova was the first female cosmonaut in space and circumnavigated earth in Vostok 6. Also inset is her husband, Andrian Nikolayev, who flew in Vostok 3. Picture by Robert Brook

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