Soviet cosmonauts (front row, from left): Vladimir Komarov, Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Tereshkova, Andrian Nikolayev, Konstantin Feoktistov, Pavel Belyaev, second row: Alexei Leonov, German Titov, Valery Bykovsky, Boris Yegorov, and Pavel Popovich. Star City. Source: RIA Novosti archive, image #888102 / Alexander Mokletsov / CC-BY-SA 3.0 (Wikipedia Commons)

Soviet cosmonauts (front row, from left): Vladimir Komarov, Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Tereshkova, Andrian Nikolayev, Konstantin Feoktistov, Pavel Belyaev, second row: Alexei Leonov, German Titov, Valery Bykovsky, Boris Yegorov, and Pavel Popovich. Star City. Source: RIA Novosti archive, image #888102 / Alexander Mokletsov / CC-BY-SA 3.0 (Wikipedia Commons)

12 Aug 1962 held the first group flight of Vostok — 3: Andriana Nikolayev and Vostok-4: Pavel Popovich Photo Popovich left and Nikolaev right #USSR

12 Aug 1962 held the first group flight of Vostok — Andriana Nikolayev and Pavel Popovich Photo Popovich left and Nikolaev right

Pavel Popovich

Pavel Popovich

Pavel Popovich

Pavel Popovich

Pavel Popovich as a young cosmonaut and as a Major General of the Russian Air Force.

Pavel Popovich as a young cosmonaut and as a Major General of the Russian Air Force.

1962 Russian photo postcard Soviet cosmonaut Pavel POPOVICH USSR Astronaut Space

1962 Russian photo postcard Soviet cosmonaut Pavel POPOVICH USSR Astronaut Space

Pavel Popovich

Pavel Popovich

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On Aug. 15, 1962, Cosmonauts Andrian Nikolayev and Pavel Popovich landed 295 miles from one another in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. The pair had just returned from a landmark mission that secured a new record for the Soviet Union in space: they were the first two cosmonauts to fly together and meet in orbit.

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