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Yuri Gagarin
Autograph Note Signed
Co-signed by Cosmonauts
Pavel Popovich, Andrian Nikolayev, & Gherman Titov
The Four Original Russian Cosmonauts
 
Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968). Russian Cosmonaut and n April 12, 1961, became the first human to travel into space (see Vostok 1). Cosmonaut Gagarin flew into space on April 12, 1961 at a speed of 17,000 mph lasting one hour and forty-eight minutes in his Vostok space craft. This hero of the Soviet Union was killed tragically in a training mission at 34 years of age. His autograph material is highly sought after.
 
Autograph Note Signed by Gagarin, one page, on a 3.5 in. by 5.5 in. sheet (the verso of a daily calendar), dated April 18, 1963, and co-signed by Cosmonauts Pavel Popovich (b. 1930, Fourth Cosmonaut in space) Andrian Nikolayev (1929–2004, 3rd cosmonaut in space), and Gherman Titov (1935-2000, 2nd cosmonaut in space, and the youngest).
 
The note, in Cyrillic, reads: "Dear Sasha, I wish good health. Gagarin 18.04.63" Beneath Gagarin's script the other thre have signed: "P Popovich" "A Nikolayev" "Titov".
 
Normal age toning, handling, perforated on lower right edge. Accompanied with a 3 in. by 4.5 in. black and white postcard celebrating Russian technological achievement that features a bust portrait of Gagarin. Ideal for framing. $3,250.
 

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