Inside Yuri’s living quarters

A peak inside Yuri’s original home, now a museum plus a potted history of Russia’s success in space exploration in this BBC report. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35079476

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Birth of the Space Age

Alexei-Leonov-Space-Walk-Over-the-Black-SeaCreative Review, flagship magazine of the graphic designer show an exciting glimpse of what to expect at the current exhibition at the Science Museum, London. More on this interview with curators Doug Millard and Natalia Sidlina about the show…

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UK finally get their own Yuri

OK, it is over half a century since Russia launched man into space. Britain is now finally to have its own first official astronaut. Major Tim Peake, 41, was selected to fly on a five-month mission on the ISS, in a move hailed as a major boost for the UK’s space industry.

This BBC clip shows Tim, ready for lift-off on-board a Soyuz rocket launcher. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35073599?SThisFB

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POSTERS 7 – Through the Worlds and Centuries

Through the Worlds and Centuries – Soviet propaganda poster

Through the Worlds and Centuries

This poster by Miron Lukianov and Vasily Ostrovsky in 1965 more closely resembles a western movie posters. The rocket trail becomes the path to infinity, walked by a young cosmonaut. Homage is paid to the late nineteenth century philosopher and visionary, Konstantin Tsialkovsky who claimed ‘the road to the stars is open’, in a time when all this was mere science fiction. The way leads to distant galaxies and beyond!

Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age can be seen at the Science Museum, London, until 13 March 2016

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POSTERS 6 – Glory of the Space Heroes – Glory of the Soviet People

Glory of the Space Heroes, Glory to the Soviet People – 1963 propaganda poster

Glory of the Space Heroes, Glory to the Soviet People

Sergei Korolev was the chief designer of the Cold War era space program – but no-one was allowed to know his name. That information was classified. He was simply known to those close to him as ‘the Boss’.

Sweden’s Nobel Committee wished to award a prize to the chief designer and asked to know his name. Premier Kruschev refused to divulge, instead saying the entire Soviet people deserved the award. This 1963 poster illustrates the broad spectrum of support behind the successful space missions. Scientists, foundry workers ground staff, even farmers man and women. Inclusive pride throughout the motherland.

The full collection of soviet space posters can be viewed at the current exhibition at the Science Museum

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