Vladimir Komarov was the first human to die during a spaceflight. His death, 50 years ago today, led to the creation of the most reliable spacecraft in operation.
Humanity's first spacewalk seems even crazier 52 years later.
A bogatyr is a brave and knightly character common in Slavic legend and epic poems.
The Soviet Voskhod spacecraft was a hollowed out Vostok with almost no safety provisions. And it worked.