Handwritten letter from Gennady Padalka while aboard the International Space Station during Expedition 31/32 and delivered to earth via the crew of TMA-03. Untranslated ALS in Cyrillic, one page, 5.75 x 8.25, postmarked July 2012, letter addressed to his daughter Sonya. It refers to the transit of Venus across the sun, an image of which (taken aboard the ISS) is printed on the reverse. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed by Padalka, which features a photographic stamp of the record-breaking cosmonaut. Also included is an image of the mailing envelope pictured inside the ISS.
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