The Soyuz ship was ready at the beginning of 1967. She was projected for Sergei Korolev, the engineer-head of the Soviet space program. Unhappyly it dies in January of 1966 without seeing the conclusion of its more brilliant project (WHITE, 2003; WALNUT, 2005). The first flight of a Soyuz ship initially was planned for May of 1967 and the ship would take cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov as only member of the crew. The mission was waited with special attention, therefore it would be the first space flight manned the death of Sergei Korolev after? that it are substituted for Vladimir Chelomey, the contrataste of many (WHITE, 2003). Moreover, the Soviet Union did not carry through manned space flights since already the distant year of 1965, in way that are exceeded for the Americans in a series of records and accomplishments (SPACEFACTS, 2010).
In contrast of the Soviets, the North Americans had never made question to hide its failures (WHITE, 2003). Thus being, the tragedy of the Apolo-1 age of the whole world knowledge and, for consequncia of the same one, the Americans were without flying, put in a long inquiry on the reasons of the accident that vitimara three astronauts. If the Soviet Union obtained to carry through a great flight with its new espaonave, other missions would come and the nation would obtain to revert its situation and if to place again to the front in the Space Race. Although the date of launching of the Soyuz-1 initially was fixed for the May month, at the beginning of February of 1967 the Soviet symbolism took the communist government to pressure so that a great manned mission was carried through in April month, to commemorate the birth of Lnin. In such a way the date of launching of the Soyuz-1 would be anticipated in about twenty days. This took the technician teams more intensely to work around the tests to be carried through with the ship.