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First 12 Cosmonauts Bios, Photos & Signatures

The Russian Space Program has achieved a number of firsts in Space Exploration including:
The first satellite- Sputnik 1, 4 October 1957
The first man in space- Yuri Gagarin, 12 April 1961
The first woman in space- Valentina Tereshkova, 16 June 1963
The first 3 man crew- Voskhod 1, 12 October 1964
The first space flight without spacesuits- Voskhod 1, 12 October 1964
The first space walk- Aleksei Leonov, 18 March 1965
The first space-station- Salyut 1, 19 April 1971
The first woman to walk in space- Svetlana Savitskaya, 25 July 1984

Click on name at top of the page to read short biography and view photo and signature of each Cosmonaut.

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Yuri Gagarin 12 April 1961
Gherman Titov 6 August 1961
Andrian Nikolayev 11 August 1962
Pavel Popovich 12 August 1962
Valeri Bykovsky 14 June 1963
Valentina Tereshkova 16 June 1963
Vladimir Komarov 12 October 1964
Konstantin Feoktistov 12 October 1964
Boris Yegorov 12 October 1964
Pavel Belyayev 18 March 1965
Aleksei Leonov 18 March 1965
Georgi Beregovoi 26 October 1968

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Biographical information on this site was obtained from various sources in particular 'The Soviet Cosmonaut Team' by GR Hooper, published 1986 by GRH Publications, Suffolk

This site is for information and reference only. All photographs are from my personal autograph collection. I welcome any additions or corrections via the E-mail link below.

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