Cosmonauts and close friends Yuri Gagarin and Vladimir Komarov.
Gagarin was the one who realized that the space capsule Soyuz 1 was extremely flawed and not likely to stay together. After the report was completely buried by the soviet government, Komarov refused to back out of the mission saying to a friend:

"If I don’t make this flight, they’ll send the backup pilot instead." That was Yuri Gagarin. Vladimir Komarov couldn’t do that to his friend. "That’s Yura," the book quotes him saying, "and he’ll die instead of me. We’ve got to take care of him." Komarov then burst into tears

Launch day, Gagarin showed up and demanded to be suited for the mission, even though he wasn’t expected to fly. Some think he was trying to save his friend’s life.

Cosmonauts and close friends Yuri Gagarin and Vladimir Komarov.

Gagarin was the one who realized that the space capsule Soyuz 1 was extremely flawed and not likely to stay together. After the report was completely buried by the soviet government, Komarov refused to back out of the mission saying to a friend:

"If I don’t make this flight, they’ll send the backup pilot instead." That was Yuri Gagarin. Vladimir Komarov couldn’t do that to his friend. "That’s Yura," the book quotes him saying, "and he’ll die instead of me. We’ve got to take care of him." Komarov then burst into tears

Launch day, Gagarin showed up and demanded to be suited for the mission, even though he wasn’t expected to fly. Some think he was trying to save his friend’s life.

  1. doge-tired reblogged this from pikeisaman
  2. yarnandbabies reblogged this from pikeisaman
  3. cutefeyrac reblogged this from sonyashnyky
  4. sonyashnyky reblogged this from zimnoye
  5. darksstars reblogged this from acepalindrome and added:
    I’ve read this story quite a few times, but it’s still so sad everytime ;n;
  6. maidenblue reblogged this from acepalindrome and added:
    :C
  7. acepalindrome reblogged this from stalinwasabasicbitch and added:
    D:
  8. stalinwasabasicbitch reblogged this from enigmaland
  9. enigmaland reblogged this from zimnoye
  10. pikeisaman reblogged this from pikeisaman
  11. orangecommie reblogged this from elfgrandfather
  12. sailormoonys reblogged this from star-stuff-gagarin
  13. kozmical reblogged this from cyclopette
  14. elfgrandfather reblogged this from pikeisaman and added:
    no stop
  15. tildekey reblogged this from cyclopette
  16. cyclopette reblogged this from ztacey
  17. optimisam reblogged this from pikeisaman
  18. ztacey reblogged this from pikeisaman