-- www.lostcosmonauts.com, www.raumfahrer.net and other
-- Gerhard Wisnewski: Lügen im Weltraum [Lies In Space].
End of March 1961 approx.
"SU": Planning of the next manned atmosphere flight with
According to lostcosmonauts.com Vladimir Iljushin /
Vladimir Ilyushin is foreseen for the next flight. The
technical failure has been obviously found soon.
Iljushin / Ilyushin as a young pilot,
is the son of the best known airplane engineer in the
"Soviet Union", Sergej Ilyushin. In the 1960ies the father
is one of the political most influential persons in the
"SU", a leading person in the "Soviet" supreme command. He
was decorated as "Hero of the Soviet Union" three times.
His son Vladimir is one of the most artistic "Soviet" test
pilots. In 1959 he set a world record for the height of an
airplane flying in a height of 30,000 m. In 1960 he set a
height record and a speed record during a test flight and
got another medal as "Hero of the SU".
In 1959 Ilyushin was not in the crew of the future
cosmonauts yet. On the foto of the popular magazine
"Ogonyok" he is missing. At this time he was busy with the
world record of altitude flight. But he realized soon that
this record would loose it's importance when humans were
launched into space [into the higher atmosphere]. So, he
decided to join the cosmonaut group and could realize the
change probably by the father's influence. He attended a
special training and was considered as one of the most
talented cosmonauts of the group soon. In spring 1961 some
fotos were published in the "SU" showing him during space
training [higher atmosphere training].
But there is also Gagarin:
At the same time end of March 1961 General Kamanin is said
having informed Gagarin for being the first man in the
higher atmosphere ("first man in space").
What's right now?
30 March 1961
Chief designer Sergej Koroljow is admitting starts of
Vostok 3 atmosphere ships and announces the first manned
atmosphere flight ("space flight")
chief designer of the "SU" atmosphere flight,
chief designer Koroliov reports in two letters to the
Central Committee of the Communist Party of the "SU" two
starts of objects "Vostok 3A". So this is the manned
Vostok type, the other "Vostok 1" is unmanned and "Vostok
2" is the espionage satellite. With these letters Koroliov
admits indirectly that manned high atmosphere flights
("space flights") already had been
performed. At the same time Koroliov announces the first
manned high atmosphere flight ("space flight"). With this
he means the first official high atmosphere flight ("space
flight")... (Wisnewski, p.26).
At the same time during the
covered-up emergency landing in China the foreign Communist
media at Moscow announce that a manned "space flight" would
be prepared and will be shortly performed.
But it's also possible that the letter was only written
after the Gagarin parachute jump ("Gagarin flight") to
have a document for historiography (Wisnewski, p.26).
All in all the "SU" propaganda can change between the
names "Vostok 1" and "Vostok 3" as they want because the
journalists don't put critical questions (Wisnewski,
3 April 1961
"SU": Chief designer Sergej Koroljow is blabbing again
On 3.4.1961 chief designer Sergej Koroliov is
admitting indirectly the failed manned atmosphere flight.
He declares to the Central Committee of the Communist
Party of the "SU":
-- that the cosmonauts would be very well prepared now
-- that the cosmonauts would know the atmosphere ship
("space ship") and the flight conditions better than
-- that he has a confidence in successful, manned
atmosphere flights on a base of a "certain wisdom" about
This means: There has to be a knowledge about flights
already from flights before (Wisnewski, p.26).
7 April 1961
"SU": Vladimir Ilyushin survives his atmosphere flight
Ilyushin's atmosphere capsule is launched in the morning
of 7th April 1961 into an Earth orbit. But according to
reports also this time something is going wrong in the
capsule during the first part of the flight. Before the
first orbit ends Ilyushin is not answering to the radio
communication of the control center any more.
Ilyushin also passes out and the control center sees
that the procedure of February will be repeated
[heartbeats of a dying person on 2 February 1961]. But now
the control center decides otherwise because it's the best
cosmonaut of the crew. During the third orbit an emergency
landing begins. "Rossiya" shall land on Chinese territory,
a Communist land with strong relations to the "Soviet
Union" at that time.
Ilyushin's landing is a crash in China. Ilyushin is
heavily injured but he survives.
The normal landing with the ejection seat and with a
landing of the person itself by parachute is not possible.
Vladimir Ilyushin stays in the capsule and suffers heavy
injuries from the impact on the ground.
[Well, finishing a
flight by handling a catapult seat means that the pilot
has to be conscious. Therefore it seems that the
"Soviet" leadership let all unconscious pilots go to
space. Speculations can go on].
By his survival Ilyushin is the first man who survived a
flight around Earth in the high atmosphere (propaganda is
saying "space flight"). He is recovered in China for one
year as a guest of honour. This is a palliated formulation
which is used for foreign secret service people normally.
Vladimir Ilyushin is cured from his injuries and returns
back to the "SU" in 1962, and perhaps he becomes head test
pilot at the Sukhoi designer office. In 1999 he lives as a
retired air force general in a suburb of Moscow.
The cover-up of the crash of Ilyushin with an alleged car
The long stay in China in the hospital is explained in the
"SU" with a lie, Ilyushin had had a car accident after the
landing and would be in rehabilitation (Wisnewski, p.32).
The critical press does not believe it, because the medicine
of the "SU" is better than the medicine of Mao's China
Ilyushin's statement in 1999
Vladimir Iljushin / Vladimir Ilyushin 1999
After Perestroika Ilyushin indicates that after the third
Earth orbit the steering electronics and the radio
transmission had failed at the same time and then he had
(In: TV Documentation: The Cosmonaut Coverup, Beverly Hills
1999; Wisnewski, p.32).
[But there is another important fact:
For the "SU" propaganda the Ilyushin flight is ranked not as
a "successful" "space flight" probably because Ilyushin has
not landed in the "SU"].
-- Vladimir Iljushin / Ilyushin, portrait young:
-- Sergej Koroliov, chief designer:
-- Vladimir Iljushin /