Category: soviet union

Future cosmonauts conquer space on the Vostok …

Future cosmonauts conquer space on the Vostok 40 mission, imagined by 13-year-old Inna Kalnina of the Soviet Union, 1962.

September 14, 1959: The Soviet Union sent the …

September 14, 1959: The Soviet Union sent the Luna 2 probe crashing into the Moon, making it the first human object to land on another celestial body. Illustration by Andrei Sokolov.

Aviation postcards from the Soviet Union, 1970…

Aviation postcards from the Soviet Union, 1970, illustrated by V. Naumenkov and Valentin Viktorov.

“Man and the Ocean” postcards from…

“Man and the Ocean” postcards from the Soviet Union, illustrated by Valentin Viktorov, 1974.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Soviet space dogs Belka and …

TODAY IN HISTORY: Soviet space dogs Belka and Strelka became the first canines to fly in space and return safely to Earth, August 19, 1960.

“To the Stars!” postcards from the…

“To the Stars!” postcards from the Soviet Union, 1985.

1984 postcards from the Tsiolkovsky State Muse…

1984 postcards from the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics in Kaluga, southwest of Moscow.

Soviet space art by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1952.

Soviet space art by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1952.

A Soviet spaceship lands on the Moon, illustra…

A Soviet spaceship lands on the Moon, illustrated by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1955.

Soviet space art by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1952.

Soviet space art by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1952.