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    Russian astronaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov dies on re-entry into earth's atmosphere.

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    No title - Death of Russian spaceman Colonel Vladimir Komarov.

    Various shots of a spaceship on re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. C/U and M/S newspaper headlines announcing the death of Komarov. C/U Komarov's picture. C/U headlines 'Spaceship falls 4 1/2 miles in landing failure'. Various shots of Komarov in training floating about inside capsule. C/U inside the first space capsule for three men which Komarov piloted in 1964. C/U Komarov.

    M/S of Yuri Gagarin. M/S of crowd. M/S Gagarin with Nikita Khruschev. M/S of Ed White doing American walk in space. Various shots of space capsule in flight. M/S of a sea landing. C/U's of the three American astronauts, Ed White, Virgil Grissom and Roger Chaffee, who were killed by a fire in their capsule. Various shots of the burnt-out American space capsule. M/S of Komarov with his family. C/U Komarov. M/S of the moon.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:06:00 / 01:34:53:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    Vladmir Komarov died on 24 April 1967, when a parachute failed to deploy on his Soyuz 1 spacecraft and the module crashed in to the ground.

    "shots of the burnt-out American space capsule" - it's the Command Module of Apollo 1.

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