Category: russia

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, published …

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, published 1972.

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed in…

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed in the 1976 postcard set “Man in Space.” Here we see Americans and Soviets linked up in orbit during the Apollo-Soyuz mission.

Helicopters fly over (and under) the orbital c…

Helicopters fly over (and under) the orbital city of the future. Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed on a 1982 postcard.

Soviet poster for Star Wars, illustrated by Yu…

Soviet poster for Star Wars, illustrated by Yuri Boksyor, 1990.

“At the Poles of the Earth” postcards from the…

“At the Poles of the Earth” postcards from the Soviet Union, illustrated by Valentin Viktorov, 1976.

Soviet postcards featuring space art by Andrei…

Soviet postcards featuring space art by Andrei Sokolov, 1963-1980.

The USSR’s Sputnik 3 satellite takes fli…

The USSR’s Sputnik 3 satellite takes flight in 1958. Illustration by Valentin Viktorov.

1965 Soviet postcard with space art by Andrei …

1965 Soviet postcard with space art by Andrei Sokolov.

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in training. (v…

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in training. (via)

TODAY IN HISTORY: On April 12, 1961, the Sovie…

TODAY IN HISTORY: On April 12, 1961, the Soviet Union took an early lead in the Space Race as cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to voyage into outer space.