Col. Vladimir Mikhailovich Komarov (1927–1967) was an engineer, a cosmonaut pilot and a two-times Hero of the Soviet Union.
Vladimir Komarov graduated from the 1 st Moscow Air Force Special School in 1945. In 1949, he completed his training at the A.K. Serov Military Aviation College in Bataisk and started to serve as a fighter pilot in an aviation regiment of the North Caucasian Military District Air Force Fighter Division. Vladimir Komarov was appointed a master pilot in 1951, and in 1952, he was transferred to Mukachevo, Zakarpattia Oblast, to the same position.
In 1959, Vladimir Komarov graduated from the N.E. Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy and was assigned to the State Red Banner Air Force Research Institute to test new models of air materiel. In 1960, the commission of the State Red Banner Air Force Research Institute on selecting the first cosmonaut team proposed a new secret test job to Vladimir Komarov and listed him in the cosmonaut detachment.
He performed his first space flight aboard the Voskhod–1 spacecraft October 12– 13, 1964 along with cosmonauts Konstantin Feoktistov and Boris Yegorov. It was the world's first multi-seated spacecraft. Vladimir Komarov was awarded a title of the Hero of the Soviet Union for the successful flight
In September 1965, Vladimir Komarov was selected for the Soyuz training group; the flight took place on April 23–24, 1967, and ended with the death of the cosmonaut when landing. He was awarded the second Gold Star Medal (posthumously) for heroism, valor and courage shown during the flight.
The postcard with an original stamp depicts a symbolic image of a carrier rocket being launched into space. The main image features a portrait of Vladimir Komarov against the background of the Voskhod–1 spacecraft.
Additionally, JSC “Marka” has manufactured a special cancellation postmarks for Moscow and Baikonur
Design: R. Komsa (illustration), A. Drobyshev (stamp).
Circulation: 20,000 copies.