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"Communists blaze the trail to the stars"  A stamp set from 1964 commemorating the Soviet Union’s space firsts: first satellite (Sputnik-1957), first pennant on the moon (Luna 2 carried two to the moon-1959), first picture of the dark side of the moon (Luna 3-1959), first man in space (Yuri Gagarin-1961), first group flight (Vostok 3 and 4-1962) and first woman in space (Valentina Tereshkova-1963).
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"Communists blaze the trail to the stars"  A stamp set from 1964 commemorating the Soviet Union’s space firsts: first satellite (Sputnik-1957), first pennant on the moon (Luna 2 carried two to the moon-1959), first picture of the dark side of the moon (Luna 3-1959), first man in space (Yuri Gagarin-1961), first group flight (Vostok 3 and 4-1962) and first woman in space (Valentina Tereshkova-1963).

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perdusdanslaposte:

Timbres du jour de la cosmonautique, Union des républiques socialistes soviétiques.
Cosmonautics Day stamps,  Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

perdusdanslaposte:

Timbres du jour de la cosmonautique, Union des républiques socialistes soviétiques.

Cosmonautics Day stamps,  Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The space age was ushered in 55 years ago today (4 October 1957) with the launch of the satellite Sputnik-1. My favourite quote on Sputnik: 

“Nobody back then was thinking about the magnitude of what was going on: everyone did his own job, living through its disappointments and joys.” -Oleg Ivanovsky, deputy designer for Sputnik

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stpetersburgerandchips:

Soviet Space Stamps

I have the 2 in the middle on the bottom row!

stpetersburgerandchips:

Soviet Space Stamps

I have the 2 in the middle on the bottom row!

itsfullofstars:

155 years ago, on September 17, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics, was born in the Russian province. One of his famous sayings goes: “Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever”. Long before the beginning of the space era this Great Russian scientist derived a formula for space rockets’ overcoming the earth’s gravity. More.
Source: Roscosmos Facebook page.

itsfullofstars:

155 years ago, on September 17, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics, was born in the Russian province. One of his famous sayings goes: “Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever”. Long before the beginning of the space era this Great Russian scientist derived a formula for space rockets’ overcoming the earth’s gravity. More.

Source: Roscosmos Facebook page.

quamanimae:

All the efforts to reach the space have to be celebrated.

quamanimae:

All the efforts to reach the space have to be celebrated.

relishinrussia:

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935), pioneer of astronautics. Derived the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation and made a significant contribution to the Soviet Space Program; in addition to his exploration of the earth sciences and biology.

relishinrussia:

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935), pioneer of astronautics. Derived the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation and made a significant contribution to the Soviet Space Program; in addition to his exploration of the earth sciences and biology.

Pavel Popovich and Yuri Artyukhin of Soyuz 14 on a stamp. (1974)
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Pavel Popovich and Yuri Artyukhin of Soyuz 14 on a stamp. (1974)

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A few Soviet stamps of Yuri Gagarin, satellites and probes.

(personal collection)

fuckyeahsovietrussia:

Soviet common use stamp with a lovely rocket on it. (1961-65) ☭

fuckyeahsovietrussia:

Soviet common use stamp with a lovely rocket on it. (1961-65) 

lamonting:

Laika/ Lajka, the first dog in space. Plucked from the Russian street and destined for a fiery death in the outer atmosphere. He got some love first, at least. Sit. SIT. Fly a spaceship! Good dog.

lamonting:

Laika/ Lajka, the first dog in space. Plucked from the Russian street and destined for a fiery death in the outer atmosphere. He got some love first, at least. Sit. SIT. Fly a spaceship! Good dog.

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postilion:

URSS-INDIA — COOPERATION IN SPACE — URSS POSTAL SERVICE — 1984
сотрудничество в космосе —ссср индия— почта ссср 1984

postilion:

URSS-INDIA — COOPERATION IN SPACE — URSS POSTAL SERVICE — 1984

сотрудничество в космосе —ссср индия— почта ссср 1984

Set of three stamps put out in 1981 to coincide with the flight of Romania’s Dumitru Prunariu. The crew of Soyuz 40 spent 7 days in space aboard Salyut 6.


Chronicling the adventures of Soviet and Russian cosmonauts

(and unmanned programs too!)