Vostok 5 Heatshield Metal
Item #: VOS5FIS
What the Mercury program was for the United States the Vostok program was the first manned space program in Russia. Six cosmonauts were selected as the "competition" to the Mercury Seven : Yuri Gagarin, Gherman Titov, Andrijan Nicolaev, Pavel Popovitch, Valery Bykovsky and Valentina Tereshkova. The Russians beat the Americans with the first man in space (Gagarin), the first groupflight in space (Nicolaev/Popovitch) and the first woman in space (Tereshkova). While there is quiet a lot of flown artifacts from the Mercury program out there almost nothing has come to the market from the formerly top-secret Vostok program ! We have managed to secure a part of the Vostok 5 heatshield from astronaut Gene Cernan's collection and are proud to offer it here for the first time ever... This presentation bears a piece of the flown Vostok 5heatshield from Valery Bykovsky's flight. It is interesting to note the the heatshield material is completely different to the US space capsules. Comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity plus a fact sheet about the Vostok program. Your presentation package includes :
8x10 color glossy presentation - ready to mat and frame
Flown piece Vostok 5 heatshield
Certificate of authenticity
Attractive fact sheet with interesting facts about the Vostok program
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