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fuckyeahsovietrussia:

Several years ago, this mosaic of Yuri Gagarin—the Soviet Union’s first cosmonaut to enter space—was completely painted over during the restoration of this building, in Karaganda. Fortunately, this artwork was later recovered and restored.

slowartday:

Russian Matchbox Labels (via)

sovietpostcards:

Self-portrait by cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, 1966

sovietpostcards:

Self-portrait by cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, 1966

sovietpostcards:

“Pioneer of the Space Era” by Lesegri (Boris Lebedev, Leonard Sergeyev and Mark Grinberg), 1962 

sovietpostcards:

“Pioneer of the Space Era” by Lesegri (Boris Lebedev, Leonard Sergeyev and Mark Grinberg), 1962 

lightthiscandle:

British sculptor Richard Beach works on his clay bust of Yuri Gagarin, 5/26/61.

lightthiscandle:

British sculptor Richard Beach works on his clay bust of Yuri Gagarin, 5/26/61.

chrisgriswold:

You’re out of this world, valentine.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

joetoddstanton:

Newest image from a project that is looking at explorers who died on there journeys. This one is about the astronaut Vladimir Komarov who died coming back to earth due to parachute failure.

joetoddstanton:

Newest image from a project that is looking at explorers who died on there journeys. This one is about the astronaut Vladimir Komarov who died coming back to earth due to parachute failure.

fuckyeahsovietrussia:

Soviet space themed Christmas/New years cards.

jtotheizzoe:

Laika, Reimagined

The first earthling in space was Laika the dog, launched into space by the Soviets on November 3, 1957. She never returned alive. It was a mission designed, in part, to study the effects of space travel on an animal, but the true story of her noble canine sacrifice left a bad taste in many people’s mouths, including mine.

Here’s a far happier version of what may have happened on her historic journey. I like this one.

Good girl!

(by Avgousta Zourelidi)

This is very cute.

Laika’s picture is based on this one of Chief Designer Sergei Korolyov and a dog (though it was taken in 1951, so it’s not a space dog):

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jump-suit:

Flying in Space (1961)
Click through and check out more pages from this book. It is gorgeous!

jump-suit:

Flying in Space (1961)

Click through and check out more pages from this book. It is gorgeous!

kaufmann75:

Nuestro triunfo en el cosmos - ¡Himno de la nación Soviética!
Our victory in cosmos - Soviet Nation anthem!

kaufmann75:

Nuestro triunfo en el cosmos - ¡Himno de la nación Soviética!

Our victory in cosmos - Soviet Nation anthem!

scanzen:

Artist’s impression of Lunokhod-1. In: Horváth Árpád - Nagy István György: A csillagok felé. Zrínyi Katonai Kiadó, Budapest, 1975.

scanzen:

Artist’s impression of Lunokhod-1. In: Horváth Árpád - Nagy István György: A csillagok felé. Zrínyi Katonai Kiadó, Budapest, 1975.

scanzen:

Artist’s impression of Luna-16 heading back to Earth. In: Horváth Árpád - Nagy István György: A csillagok felé. Zrínyi Katonai Kiadó, Budapest, 1975.

scanzen:

Artist’s impression of Luna-16 heading back to Earth. In: Horváth Árpád - Nagy István György: A csillagok felé. Zrínyi Katonai Kiadó, Budapest, 1975.


Chronicling the adventures of Soviet and Russian cosmonauts

(and unmanned programs too!)