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The tragedy was revealed to the world in a message released by the Soviet national news ageney at 6 a.m on the 30 June: TASS reports the deaths of the crew of the spaceship Soyuz II, Lieutenant-Colonel Georgiy Timofeyevich Dobrovolskiy, Flight Engineer Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov and Research Engineer Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev.


Descent Module Orbital Flight Lunar Landing Soviet People Dark Mark 
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Specific references

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