10 November 2011

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin.
Stamps (USSR), 1981.
My collection.

* Yuri Gagarin (1934 – 1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.
Sergei Korolev (on the second stamp) was the lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer - one of the masterminds behind the early years of the Soviet space program.
Cosmonautics Day – holiday celebrated in Russia and other former USSR countries on April 12.

* 1981. aastal möödus inimese esimesest kosmoselennust 20 aastat. 12. aprill on kosmonautika päev. Markidel on kujutatud maailma esimest kosmonauti Juri Gagarinit ja peakonstruktor Sergei Koroljovi (teine mark).

* 2 апреля 1981 года — 20 лет первого полета человека в космос.

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