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29 March
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Vladimir Komarov & Yuri Gagarin

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KOMAROV, VLADIMIR M.

Here is a new category on the blog. Movie reviews! So, Christian (a long time supporter of the website and podcast) sent me a link to an article about the astronaut Vladimir Komarov. So I was reading this and thought really? I guess I wasn’t the only one because quickly after the original post the put up another post addressing all the questions the first one created in the comments section.

So, now we don’t know what happened at all. But one of the comments on another site, I think digg, but I’m not sure said that the whole thing was debunked in the documentary In the Shadow of the Moon. So I rented this from Netflix and they didn’t mention a single thing about Vladimir Komarov. Totally bummed, but on the bright side it was a really good documentary that featured interviews with American astronauts. So, it wasn’t a total loss.

And as mentioned in the NPR articles there is a book coming soon that may unveil some of the questions that we are seeing pop up. I myself, would really like to know what happened. Hopefully, Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin will provide some answers, or at least give us some interesting history. In the mean time I think I will break out some blu-rays that I have had for a while but have not had the chance to watch, When We Left Earth – The NASA Missions [Blu-ray]. Anybody see this yet?

Oh, and one more thing, on April 12, there is supposed to be a film coming out on youtube that will tell us more. See the link here.

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2 Responses to “Vladimir Komarov & Yuri Gagarin”

  1. Ray says:

    Yes, a great moment in history, but neither the BBC or anyone else responsible for publishing has been circumpsect enough to mention the forgotten entity in all this discussion web-wide: the dog, Laika,starved to death in an environment that was alien to her as life is to some so-called scientists who could think of no other way to avoid this murder of a helpless animal. I expect that there will be some who will argue against this, but I’ve watched the progress of space exploration since its practical inception, and there is always an alternative to cruelty; only scientists of limited imagination and expertise would accept a Laika method.

  2. Jason says:

    Good point Ray. Thanks dor the comment.

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