Category: yuri gagarin

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.

April 12, 1961 – Illustrations by Andrei Sokol…

April 12, 1961 – Illustrations by Andrei Sokolov and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov chronicles Yuri Gagarin’s historic voyage to the stars.

“Goodbye, Earthlings!” Portrait of Yuri Gagari…

“Goodbye, Earthlings!” Portrait of Yuri Gagarin by Andrey Ivanovich Plotnov (1916-1997). The legendary cosmonaut became the first human in space on April 12, 1961.

The Soviet Union takes the lead in the Space R…

The Soviet Union takes the lead in the Space Race when Yuri Gagarin is “rocketed into orbit” on April 12, 1961. Headline from the Breckenridge American of Breckenridge, Texas.

Portrait of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin by Nikolai …

Portrait of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin by Nikolai Fedorovich Surin (1925-1993). Gagarin soared into history on April 12, 1961 when he became the first human to travel in outer space.

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 journey into outer space when his Vostok 1 spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth.