After Komarov's death, the communications systems on-board all Soviet spacecraft were modified – because Komarov's voice transmissions from Soyuz 1 had blocked its telemetry signals.
The asteroid 1836 Komarov, discovered in 1971, was named in the honor of Komarov, as was a crater on the Moon. This asteroid and the cosmonaut inspired the composer Brett Dean to write a piece of symphonic music commissioned by conductor Simon Rattle in 2006. The composition is named Komarov's Fall, and it can be found on the EMI Classics Album of Simon Rattle's The Planets.
Among other honors, the Vladimir M. Komarov Astronautical Rocketry Club (ARK) in Ljubljana has also borne Komarov's name since 1969.
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale's V.M. Komarov Diploma is named in Komarov's honor.
There was formerly a Soviet satellite-tracking ship named for Komarov, the Kosmonaut Vladimir Komarov.
The Estonian band Sõpruse Puiestee (Friendship Boulevard)] wrote a song "Planeetidegi vahel kehtib raskus" ("Difficulty stands even between planets") in honor of Komarov. This recording was completed 43 years after Komarov's death, on April 24, 2010.
The French electro band named Kowalsky wrote a song "Lost" (2008) in honor of Komarov, in which the listener can hear his last words.
The American progressive metal band Cormorant wrote a song "Unearthly Dreamings" (2011) about Komarov's failed space misson.
Memet Baydur, a Turkish playwright passed away in 24 November 2001, wrote a play titled "Vladmir Komarov" about what happened on his last day, 24 April 1967.
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