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

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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    If you have an interesting weblink you think would be useful, please let us know.
    Thanks, Comrade P

  2. pietro

    This from the NASA site with video footage of Yuri space launch.

  3. Anita Heward has information and details of events in the UK to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of Gagarin’s flight.

  4. antony_ak_lab

    Epic film in two episodes, based on a true story of creation and development of Russian space and missile industry.

    I can’t find this film in English, but if you want, I can give links to the Russian version.

  5. antony_ak_lab

    Four-volume book Rockets and People, the definitive source of information about the history of the Soviet space program.

    It’s books Chertok (Черток,_Борис_Евсеевич), is a prominent Soviet and Russian rocket designer, responsible for control systems of a number of ballistic missiles and spacecraft.

  6. antony_ak_lab

    Site of Russian Federal Space Agency

    Many photos and docs with Gagarin and Korolev.

  7. Ann

    i know very good documentary film about Sergey Korolev but it’s in russian language . It’s made by Tamara Bocharova (2007) “Первые на Марсе. Неспетая песня Сергея Королёва”
    you can watch it legally online here->

  8. elvia

    Hi friends!
    This is the link of my web site.
    It’s in Italian…still going on translating into English!



  9. mamontovanton

    there is for sale the first producing of newspaper “The Komsomol true” published in the USSR of about the first flight of Гагарина in space, with photos if interestingly write to address [email protected]

  10. Collect Indian Stamps

    All The Stamps Released So Far On 50th Anniversary Of First Human SpaceflightClick Here



    Great story. If you send me a paperback copy I’ll do a good review for you and send it to 32 countries via my weekly news service
    Thnaks and good luck

  12. P Hodkinson

    Hi Dave, how did the reviews go? I’d love to link to them. Best, Peter

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