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[i]Both Patrick Moore and Alexei Leonov have told me that Vladimir [Ilyushin] was not the first in space, but Valentina Tereskova and her latest husband Valery Bykovsky had a firm view he was the first launched, and embarrassed Nikita Khrushchev by not having the good news he sought by landing in China. Russia only wanted good news, that was why they rapidly recalled Kruschchev from a holiday trip when Gagarin was successful.[/i]
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