Price: 1.50 euro
This space pin says:”CCCP Space Heroes” and it features the portrait of astronaut Pavel Popovich.
Pavel Popovich (1930-2009) was the fourth cosmonaut in space, the sixth person in orbit, and the eighth person in space. In 1960, he was selected as one of the first group of twenty air force pilots that would train as the first cosmonauts for the Soviet space program. He was considered as a strong candidate for the first spaceflight but Yuri Gagarin was ultimately chosen for the Vostok 1 flight.
He commanded the space flight Vostok 4 which, along with Andrian Nikolayev in Vostok 3, was the first time that more than one manned spacecraft were in orbit at the same time.