|Submitted||Feb. 10, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Any and all materials on Vladimir Komarov.
Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov (Russian: Влади́мир Миха́йлович Комаро́в, 16 March 1927 – 24 April 1967) was a Soviet test pilot, aerospace engineer and cosmonaut. In October 1964, he commanded Voskhod 1, the first spaceflight to carry more than one crew member. He became the first cosmonaut to fly in space twice when he was selected as the solo pilot of Soyuz 1, the first manned test flight of a new spacecraft. A parachute failure caused his Soyuz capsule to crash into the ground after re-entry on 24 April 1967, making him the first human to die in a space flight.
Komarov was one of the most highly experienced and qualified candidates accepted into the first squad of cosmonauts selected in 1960. He was declared medically unfit for training or spaceflight twice while he was in the program, but his perseverance and superior skills, and his knowledge as an engineer, allowed him to continue playing an active role. During his time at the cosmonaut training center he contributed to space vehicle design, cosmonaut training and evaluation and public relations.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.