Sep 30, 2009
According to BBC Ukrainian Service, a decorated Soviet hero and the first Ukrainian Cosmonaut Pavlo Popovych died last night in the Crimea.
He was 79 years old. Popovych's first flight was on the "Vostok-4", August 12-15, 1962. This was the first mission that experimented with radio communications between ships. The Vostok-4 was communicating with the Vostok-3. The crews on each ship also took photographs of each other. He went on to other missions, went into politics briefly, and penned a number of books.
Thank you for your service, sir, I hope you weren't offended by the Anti-Soviet restaurant.