POSTERS – the golden age of Soviet cosmonauts

The new exhibition at the Science Museum, London celebrates achievements made by the Soviet Union during the Space Race with the US. Here’s the first in a series of posters on display. Posters were a powerful tool in the propaganda … Continue reading

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BBC 4-part documentary: Space Race

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Yuri is back in the UK!

Tomorrow, Thursday the 6th of March 2013, at a special ceremony in London, a statue of Yuri Gagarin will be unveiled at the Greenwich Royal Observatory, the historic cradle of British planetary and space science. For a brief period around … Continue reading

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Making a graphic novel 4: 1941, Hitler invades Russia

When I was a kid, I used to love diagrams and pictorial information pages of the kind you used to get in ‘The Eagle’ comic and Time-Life books. Condensing Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s attack on Russia, into a double spread was … Continue reading

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