POSTERS 4 – Glory to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

This poster, featuring a line-up of cosmonauts, celebrates the continued Soviet participation in manned space flight.  The rockets are shown in clearer detail. However, they resemble a more ‘Dan Dare’ style with engines on the side than the classic R-7 … Continue reading

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POSTERS 2 – the golden age of Soviet cosmonauts

The Soviets took and early lead in the Space Race with Sputnik, the first man made satellite and Laika the first dog in space, albeit one-way. Several launches were made with dogs, to pave the way for human spaceflight and … Continue reading

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How to drop in on the party!

Thinking of how you might make a grand entrance at this years #YurisNight party? Could go for the Ivan Ivanisovich fall from above. Yuri and his fellow cosmonauts took to dropping down elevator shafts onto cushions in an attempt to … Continue reading

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Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age

A world-class exhibition, bringing together real space artefacts, papers and associated materials for the first time in the UK  coming soon to the Science Museum, London. In 1957 Russia launched Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite, into space and just … Continue reading

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Cosmonaut curator – wanted!

The Science Museum is currently looking for a ‘Cosmonaut curator’, fluent in Russian, and able to negotiate with Russian museums. This suggests to use that early planning is afoot for a big development in their coverage of the Soviet space … Continue reading

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