Why Did Vladimir Komarov Have an Open Casket?

Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov was a Soviet test pilot, aerospace engineer, and cosmonaut. He died in a crash when the main parachute of his Soyuz 1 failed to open. But did you know why he had an open casket at his funeral?  Vladimir Komarov, the first Soviet space fatality, requested that his remains be displayed in …

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