When a human falls from space. This is a picture of the remains of Vladimir Komarov, a close personal friend of first man in space, Yuri Gagarin. Komarov was al
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When a human falls from space

This is a picture of the remains of Vladimir Komarov, a close personal friend of first man in space, Yuri Gagarin. Komarov was also a cosmonaut, and was selected to fly the Soyuz 1 mission, which was intended to reach the moon. Before launch, Gagarin inspected the craft, and found no less than 203 structural problems with the craft. Even still, Soviet command would not call off the launch, and Komarov would not back out of the mission, because that would mean Gagarin would replace him, and he did not want his friend to die.

As soon as Soyuz 1 launched, everything went wrong. The automatic stabilizers failed, the manuals ones only partially worked, the orientation instruments froze, and the solar panels didn't work. The mission was aborted, and Komarov was ordered to return to Earth. However, his parachutes tangled, and he fell virtually unimpeded, the capsule striking the ground at 89 mph.

During the entire descent, US listening posts recorded the transmissions between Komarov and ground control. They reported hearing Komarov crying in rage as he hurtled to Earth, cursing the engineers and Soviet commanders who killed him.

You can hear the recording here:
www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/05/02/134597833/cosmonaut-crashed-into-earth-crying-in-rage

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User avatar #1 - legiah ONLINE (10/30/2013) [-]
Good description - Thank you.
User avatar #12 - puremadmentalged (10/30/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Call Bugs Bunny, because his parachutes were caught in a...
Space Jam.
#7 - mummyslittlebitch (10/30/2013) [+] (23 replies)
The Soviets were definitely the most reckless, trial-and-error ************* on the planet. They just didn't give a **** about the engineering quality of anything they put their minds to, to the point of being willfully negligent. **** makes me mad. Good thing at least they were even too stupid to keep their rusted, corrupt system afloat.
#54 - hueman (10/30/2013) [+] (6 replies)
I find it both amazing and disgusting about how the Soviets can willingly send this man to his death without any second thoughts about it.
Essentially, Soyuz I was nothing more that a manned meat can launched into space.
Vladimir Komarov is a true man. Even though he knows he's going to die, he goes anyway to spare his best friend.
TL;DR, Vladimir Kamorov has balls of hyperiamond for opting into Space Boyardee. May he rest in peace in the country he served above and beyond the call of duty for.
#157 - ridivey ONLINE (10/31/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I guess he didnt understand the gravity of the situation
I guess he didnt understand the gravity of the situation
#173 - trollypollyz (10/31/2013) [+] (2 replies)
And to this day he still haunts earths atmosphere, not as a ghost but as a god. He hurls meteors towards Russia, like this one.
#135 - Viacom (10/31/2013) [-]
"Komarov was also a cosmonaut..."   
   
I read that as "Komarov was also a coconut."
"Komarov was also a cosmonaut..."

I read that as "Komarov was also a coconut."
#55 - iseewhatididthere (10/30/2013) [+] (54 replies)
A brave man indeed. All of my respects
A brave man indeed. All of my respects
#4 - waffies (10/30/2013) [-]
Amateur

In all serious thats interesting and terrifying
#147 - suikadon (10/31/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Komarov has been recovered. The Lazarus project will proceed as planned.
#98 - selayna (10/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
**selayna rolled a random image posted in comment #116 at Fuckscape ** I WAS EATING FRIED CHICKEN YOU ASS!
User avatar #3 - vpngtn (10/30/2013) [-]
Exceptionally eerie, listening to someone's last words...
#27 - danilawleit (10/30/2013) [+] (8 replies)
*cough cough*
#31 - marlton (10/30/2013) [-]
Feels
#213 - ajweston (10/31/2013) [-]
Wow I have a lot in common with the soviets.
User avatar #163 - psyosis (10/31/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I think I'll go on living just fine without listening to that audio track, OP.
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