NPR: Cosmonaut Crashed Into Earth 'Crying In Rage'

Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 09:24 am
Cosmonaut Crashed Into Earth 'Crying In Rage'

So there's a cosmonaut up in space, circling the globe, convinced he will never make it back to Earth; he's on the phone with Alexei Kosygin — then a high official of the Soviet Union — who is crying because he, too, thinks the cosmonaut will die.

The space vehicle is shoddily constructed, running dangerously low on fuel; its parachutes — though no one knows this — won't work and the cosmonaut, Vladimir Komarov, is about to, literally, crash full speed into Earth, his body turning molten on impact. As he heads to his doom, U.S. listening posts in Turkey hear him crying in rage, "cursing the people who had put him inside a botched spaceship."

This extraordinarily intimate account of the 1967 death of a Russian cosmonaut appears in a new book, Starman, by Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony, to be published next month. The authors base their narrative principally on revelations from a KGB officer, Venymin Ivanovich Russayev, and previous reporting by Yaroslav Golovanov in Pravda. This version — if it's true — is beyond shocking.
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 09:32 am
There was cursing heard on board the Challenger, too, just after the explosions were heard and the crew knew it was going to all blow.

I'd be PO'ed, too.
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 09:50 am
@Robert Gentel,
The New York Times published an excerpt a couple of weeks ago. Looks like a fascinating read, debunked or not.
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