The remains of Vladimir Komarov, after he died due to parachute failure of Soyuz I, 24 April 1967. [629 x 424]

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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, would the book by Doran & Biznoy.

But since any Socialist Russian, doesn't like to admit the truth, his death is still no less tragic.

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