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The art of Soviet space propaganda, 1969-1982.

The art of Soviet space propaganda.

The Sikhote-Alin meteorite crashed into southeastern Russia on this day in 1947. The bright flash and thunderous sound were observed from hundreds of miles away. Illustration by Nikolai Kolchitsky.

Space Age covers for Soviet science magazine Tekhnika Molodezhi, 1966.

A cat walks near a Soviet-era Buran space shuttle at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, 2016. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev.

November 17, 1970: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on the Moon. It’s the first robotic rover to explore another world. Art by Andrei Sokolov.

“The Soviet space shuttle, when operational, will have many roles including the delivery of personnel and components to increasingly sophisticated manned Soviet space complexes.” From Soviet Military Power, 1985, published by the Department of Defense.

Soviet space propaganda, 1979: “We will group up and build a real space rocket!”

A lab-grown woolly mammoth roams the Siberian Arctic as scientists scoot around. Illustration by Kevin Tong.

(The Atlantic)

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, published 1972.