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Yuri Gagarin on propaganda posters from the So…

Yuri Gagarin on propaganda posters from the Soviet Union, 1962-1986. The pioneering cosmonaut became the first human in space on April 12, 1961.

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.

April 12, 1961 – Soviet space art by Andrei So…

April 12, 1961 – Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov and Alexei Leonov chronicles Yuri Gagarin’s historic trip to the stars.

Happy Cosmonautics Day! On April 12, 1961, Yur…

Happy Cosmonautics Day! On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. (Poster art by Valentin Viktorov.)

“Before Landing on Native Soil.” S…

“Before Landing on Native Soil.” Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, 1982.

Yuri Gagarin pictured in Soviet space propagan…

Yuri Gagarin pictured in Soviet space propaganda for Cosmonautics Day, 1984.

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, first human in space, …

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, first human in space, on a visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, September 1962.

1986 Soviet poster for Cosmonautics Day, honor…

1986 Soviet poster for Cosmonautics Day, honoring the 25th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic journey to outer space on April 12, 1961. (The figure on the left is Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.)

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who became the first h…

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who became the first human to travel in space on April 12, 1961, illustrated on the cover of Soviet science magazine Tekhnika Molodezhi, August 1961.

Yuri Gagarin on propaganda posters from the So…

Yuri Gagarin on propaganda posters from the Soviet Union, 1962-1986. The pioneering cosmonaut became the first human in space on April 12, 1961.