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.

Unveiling a statue of Yuri Gagarin
Events to mark the 50th Anniversary of Manned Space Flight
Открытие памятника Юрию Гагарину
Мероприятия в честь 50-летия первого полета в космос

Fixed layout ePub first for Yuri’s Day in iBooks store – see Yudu promo

Sputnik 2 Laika – “all Russian people are grateful…”

Sounds from the first satellites

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

Wikipedia – Sergey KorolevSergey Korolyov

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

R-7 rocket launches

Russian 2061 illustration competition

Photos of Russia’s Buran orbiter

Encyclopedia Astronautica

UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS)

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