The ten-page book is bound in blue leather binding with silver stamped image to front cover. Edition: First Printing of the First Edition.Space FDC Cosmonaut Leonov 1977 AUTOGRAPH. AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED by Cosmonaut Artist Alexei Leonov. Special edition of 6 Official First Day covers commemorating the 20th anniversary of Space Age. "Sputnik 1" launch on Oct. The cancellation date is Oct. 4,1977 - 20th anniversary of the launching of the first Sputnik. Each cover has also certification of authenticity on the backside signed by N.
Afanasiev, Deputy General Director of the Post of the USSRCovers are in special illustrated hardcover folder. Containing Six (6) First Day Covers commemorations. Man's First Space Flight. Research by Orbital Space Stations.The First Automatic Space Station. Final stamp in collection is Numbered 404998. This ten-page book measures 5 3/4" tall and 8 1/2" long, and is bound in navy blue with a silver stamped image on the front cover. Six First Day Covers postmarked with the first day issue cancellation at Baikhonur Space Center in the U. These covers mark the first time the U. Ministry of Communications has designated a cancellation outside of Moscow as a officail first day of issue cancellation. Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov (Russian) born 30th of May 1934, in Listvyanka, Kemerovo Oblast, Soviet Union, he is a retired Russian cosmonaut and Air Force General and he became the 1st human to conduct a space walk on 18th of March 1965 and Leonov had spent eighteen months undergoing intense training for the mission. During spacewalk mission on 18th of March 1965, he was outside the spacecraft for 12 minutes and 9 seconds, and connected to the craft by a 5.35 meter tether.
At the end of the mission, Leonov's spacesuit had inflated in the vacuum of space to the point where he not able to re-enter the airlock. He opened a valve to allow some of the suit's pressure to bleed off, and was barely able to get back inside the spacecraft. This was part of my dad's collection of stamps/coins.
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