NIKOLAYEV'S VOSTOK TO SOYUZ MEMORABILIA.
Small collection of items relating to Nikolayev's flights aboard Vostok 3 and Soyuz 9:
1. 3 black and white photographs, 5 by 3½ inches, of the cosmonaut in uniform,SIGNED and INSCRIBED on verso, together with autograph statement signed relating to the photos.
2. Color photograph, 4 by 5½ inches, of Nikolayev, Sevastyanov, and Buzz Aldrin, SIGNED by all three and INSCRIBED on verso by Nikolayev: "This picture was taken in 1970 in the US."
3. Black and white photograph, 7 by 9 inches, of Russian and American space travelers at the Cosmonaut Training Center, SIGNED by BILL ANDERS of Apollo 8.
4. 11 autopen lithographs of Apollo crews.
5. 33 rpm American record entitled "Sounds of Rockets."
6. Bound group of Izvestia and Pravda newspapers relating to Nikolayev's flights, with autograph statement signed by Nikolayev.
Provenance: Sotheby's New York, March 16, 1996, lot 169.
Andrian G. Nikolayev flew on two space flights: Vostok 3 (effectively becoming the third Soviet cosmonaut) and Soyuz 9. On both, he set new endurance records for the longest time a human being had remained in orbit. He was married to Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to fly in space.