Vladimir Komarov was a cosmonaut who was born on March 16, 1927, in Moscow.
Komarov became a cosmonaut in 1960. He was the first person to die on a
spaceflight. He was killed on April 24, 1967 during his return to Earth. His
guidance system failed and his craft crashed into the Orenburg steppe in Russia at
several hundred miles per hour.
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