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Vladimir Komarov

Vladimir Mikhailovich Komarov, cyrillic Владимир Михайлович Комаров, (March 16, 1927 - April 24, 1967) was a Soviet cosmonaut. He was the first human who died during a space mission, on Soyuz 1.

He was born in Moscow, USSR (now Russia).

He was selected to become a cosmonaut in 1960 with the first cosmonaut group. After being the backup for Pavel Popovich on Vostok 4, his first spaceflight was with the Voskhod 1 mission. On his second flight, Soyuz 1, he was killed when the spacecraft crashed due to failure of the parachute.

Komarov was married and had two children.



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