Category: soviet union

Cosmonauts Vitali Sevastyanov and Pyotr Klimuk…

Cosmonauts Vitali Sevastyanov and Pyotr Klimuk, who lived in space for two months during the Soyuz 18 mission in 1975.

Cosmonaut-artist Alexei Leonov.

Cosmonaut-artist Alexei Leonov.

The Soviet spaceport of the future, illustrate…

The Soviet spaceport of the future, illustrated by Andrei Sokolov on a 1965 postcard.

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in…

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, painted by Amir Nuriahmetovich Mazitov, 1964. She was born on this day in 1927.

“Lighthouse on the planet of yellow crystals.”…

“Lighthouse on the planet of yellow crystals.” Soviet sci-fi art by Nikolai Nedbaylo on a 1976 postcard.

TODAY IN HISTORY: The surface of Venus, imaged…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The surface of Venus, imaged by the USSR’s Venera 14 probe on March 5, 1982.

“Lighthouse on the planet of yellow crystals.”…

“Lighthouse on the planet of yellow crystals.” Soviet sci-fi art by Nikolai Nedbaylo on a 1976 postcard.

Soviet future art from the cover of Tekhnika M…

Soviet future art from the cover of Tekhnika Molodezhi, 1951-1966.

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov and cosmona…

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov.

Future cosmonauts land on Mars, illustrated by…

Future cosmonauts land on Mars, illustrated by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1950s.