The Life & Legend of Yuri Gagarin – animated book summary video.
Old Russian Cars – fabulous resource for discovering old vehicles of the Soviet era
Huge range of space memorabilia at Space Store
Smithsonian, National Air and Space Museum – 50 years of human spaceflight
Rare footage of Sergey Korolev in his youth
12-04-1961 – KNOCKING ON HEAVENS DOOR
A must see BBC programme of where the space race may be taking us…
George Carey’s film shows how the Russian space programme was kick-started by a mystic who taught that science would make us immortal, and carried forward by a scientist who believed that we should evolve into super-humans who could leave our overcrowded planet to colonise the universe. Stranger still, Carey shows how those ideas have survived Communism and adapted themselves to the science of the modern world.
Fixed layout ePub first for Yuri’s Day in iBooks store – see Yudu promo
Sputnik 2 Laika – “all Russian people are grateful…”
Rare and unseen images of Gagarin visiting the UK from Science Photo Library
Yuri Gagarin 50 – a site dedicated not just to celebrating the event but also showcases UK and Russian achievements in space science – highlighting the benefits that these bring.
English Russia – photo with Yuri standing on the Mausoleum. The gable reads – Lenin, Stalin.
Huntsville Times – Man Enters Space!
Wikipedia – Yuri Gagarin
YouTube – yuri gagarin flight video
Yuri’s night – World Space Party
“I see the Earth, it’s so beautiful”! View the booklet on the propaganda page.
Yak Source – ‘edutaining’ site for all things Yak related!
Wikipedia – Vostok 1
Wikipedia – Space Race
UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS)