Campfire Stories: Astonishing History

Episode 10: The Terrible Fate of Vladimir Komarov and the Lost Cosmonauts

April 01, 2021 Season 1 Episode 10
Campfire Stories: Astonishing History
Episode 10: The Terrible Fate of Vladimir Komarov and the Lost Cosmonauts
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Campfire Stories: Astonishing History
Episode 10: The Terrible Fate of Vladimir Komarov and the Lost Cosmonauts
Apr 01, 2021 Season 1 Episode 10

Come gather around the campfire and let me tell you about the fate of some of the early Soviet space pioneers, including the first death in any space program, Valentin Bondarenko, the failed mission of Soyuz 1, the amazing achievement of Yuri Gagarin, the chilling death of Vladimir Komarov, and the conspiracy theory about the lost cosmonauts.  The space race was full of incredible milestones in human history, but it also came with intense danger. Next episode we'll cover the sacrifices of the early American space program, but today we'll go over the terrible losses of the team at Star City, the stories the Soviets hid for decades, and some of the most interesting rumors and theories about what secrets might still be hidden. Why did the Soviets edit out men from official photos? Were trainees really wiped from history? Who were the early martyrs of the space program? Is there any truth behind the stories of the lost cosmonauts? Let's talk about it.

**This episode includes sensitive content (CW: death, severe injury, suicide, war, aviation and other accidents). Listener discretion is advised. **

I've been wanting to do this episode since I've started the podcast and this is definitely the one that has taken the most work but I'm so excited to share it with you. Thank you for all your support so far!

Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
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to support the show, follow our social media, and see photos from the case: https://linktr.ee/CampfireStoriesPodcast

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Sources for every episode are available in the episode transcript on Buzzsprout.
Music by: Zoliborz

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Show Notes

Come gather around the campfire and let me tell you about the fate of some of the early Soviet space pioneers, including the first death in any space program, Valentin Bondarenko, the failed mission of Soyuz 1, the amazing achievement of Yuri Gagarin, the chilling death of Vladimir Komarov, and the conspiracy theory about the lost cosmonauts.  The space race was full of incredible milestones in human history, but it also came with intense danger. Next episode we'll cover the sacrifices of the early American space program, but today we'll go over the terrible losses of the team at Star City, the stories the Soviets hid for decades, and some of the most interesting rumors and theories about what secrets might still be hidden. Why did the Soviets edit out men from official photos? Were trainees really wiped from history? Who were the early martyrs of the space program? Is there any truth behind the stories of the lost cosmonauts? Let's talk about it.

**This episode includes sensitive content (CW: death, severe injury, suicide, war, aviation and other accidents). Listener discretion is advised. **

I've been wanting to do this episode since I've started the podcast and this is definitely the one that has taken the most work but I'm so excited to share it with you. Thank you for all your support so far!

Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Check out our links here
to support the show, follow our social media, and see photos from the case: https://linktr.ee/CampfireStoriesPodcast

You can contact me at [email protected]
Also check out our YouTube channel Campfire Stories: Astonishing History.

Sources for every episode are available in the episode transcript on Buzzsprout.
Music by: Zoliborz

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/CampfireStories)


Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!
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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.