Soviet Disasters in Space

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A show about Soviet space related disasters. Rockets blowing up on the ground, failed parachutes, first cosmonauts to die in space, hundreds of scientists and engineers perishing in a launch pad fire.

Touches on the ground fire in pure oxygen in which Valentin Bondarenko became the first cosmonaut to die in the course of his duty.

This documentary does not spend time on speculated events (such as a disastrous manned flight before Yuri Gagarin.) It sticks with accepted history.