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Old 10-11-2019, 09:25 PM
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He was the cosmonaut we imagine when we think of the word. Crazy brave, had the Russians sent the November 1968 Proton/Soyuz as a manned mission around the moon, he almost certainly would have been the commander.

Prints of his art are generally available and although his style is different from Alan Bean's hyper-realism, there's nothing quite like space art from someone who was actually there. He became friends with many of the later cosmonauts and astronauts. He was one of the few remaining links to the great 1960's era of space exploration.

Of the original cosmonauts, only Valentina Tereshkova is still with us.
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