Have The Russians Been Hiding This Lost Astronaut Recording From 1961?
The Space Race of the 1960s was the height of competition between Russia and the United States in accomplishing different milestones in space during the Cold War. During this time, it is entirely possible that both sides held back information that could be seen as detrimental to the morale of the citizens of each nation.
The Lost Recording
Russia, in particular, was renown for this in its Communist days where information was strictly controlled. However, a particular recording has been found from 1961 of a Russian cosmonaut reporting her mission and is believed to be her last report, although her death was never reported by her government.
In the recording, you can hear the woman counting and repeatedly saying that she is getting hotter and hotter and also reports flames inside her spacecraft. Supposedly, it is only one of many transmissions that the Judica-Cordiglia brothers have discovered that seem to prove the existence of lost cosmonauts.
The Russians did send the first woman to have flown into space during the Cold War, Valentina Tereshkova, in 1963 who was selected from over 400 applications. As the Lost Cosmonaut recording is from 1961, this would hint that perhaps she really wasn't the first woman in space, but really the first woman to fly into space and return unharmed. Just like proponents argue that Yuri Gagarin was not the first man into space, but the first man to survive the journey into space and return.
Despite the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990s which has led to increased unrestricted information from the era of the Cold War and Space Race, no information has suggested that the Lost Cosmonauts did exist although the existence of information on Valentin Bondarenko who was a cosmonaut who died in training that was covered up at the time, perhaps shows that there are more covered up dead cosmonauts. However, it may be impossible ever to confirm or deny the existence of the Lost Cosmonauts.