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Soyuz 1

Vladimir Komarov, the first space traveler to perish in a space accident, died during re-entry on Soyuz One. The entire mission was in dissaray mechanically, and was forced to return to earth prematurely. Soviet government officials said there was parachute problems which caused the spacecraft to crash to earth. Many people say that the Soviets used the parachute allegation to cover-up the truthful reason for this space accident.

[Vladimir Komarov]

Biography Of Vladimir Komarov
Soyuz One; The Crash
Nova Online - Space Accidents
An Analysis Of Soyuz One

[Photo of fallen space vehicle]