(-1961) Russian phantom cosmonaut, claimed by Judica-Cordiglia brothers to have died in space in 1961 - or 1963.
In March 1965 the newspaper Corriere della Sera published a report of sensational radio intercepts by the Judica-Cordiglia brothers at Torre Bert, Italy. Among these were the reported death of a female cosmonaut lost on 10 November 1963. Later the date was given as 16-19 May or 19-23 May 1961. The brothers say the 'heart-rending' voice can be heard reporting increasing temperatures as the capsule burns up in the atmosphere. Others have difficulty making anything out of the tape at all.
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Phantom Cosmonaut Over the years the Western press named a number of cosmonauts that were never acknowledged by the Soviet Union. Most were said to have died in space. More...
1961 May 23 -
- Death of Ludmila. Reported killed in an orbital flight May 23, 1961. - .
Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Ludmila. Summary: Russian phantom cosmonaut, claimed by Judica-Cordiglia brothers to have died in space in 1961 - or 1963..
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