Category: 1960s

Bärbel Wachholz 1960

Bärbel Wachholz 1960

Rica Déus c.1964-1966

Rica Déus c.1964-1966

Ina MartellZwei Kusse beim nach Hause gehn1965

Ina Martell

Zwei Kusse beim nach Hause gehn

1965

Ina MartellMit 17 hat man noch träume1965

Ina Martell

Mit 17 hat man noch träume

1965

Ruth Brandin 1968

Ruth Brandin 1968

Ina Martell c.1964

Ina Martell c.1964

sovtime: Советский космонавт Юрий Алексеевич Гагарин,…

sovtime:

Советский космонавт Юрий Алексеевич Гагарин, совершивший первый полет в космос 12 апреля 1961 года.

The Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space when he made a full orbit of Earth in Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961.

sci-universe: 53 years ago today (April 12), Yuri Gagarin, a…

sci-universe:

53 years ago today (April 12), Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, became the first human to travel into space and change history, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth.

So on April 12, Gagarin, who became an international celebrity and hero, is being commemorated for paving the way for future space exploration by the International Day of Human Space Flight (Cosmonautics Day).

I really recommend looking him up. There’s so much to know about him and the history-making flight.

My favourite thing is probably the landing to an unplanned site: A farmer and her daughter observed the strange scene of a figure in a bright orange suit with a large white helmet landing near them by parachute. Gagarin later recalled, “When they saw me in my space suit and the parachute dragging alongside as I walked, they started to back away in fear. I told them, don’t be afraid, I am a Soviet citizen like you, who has descended from space and I must find a telephone to call Moscow!”

Happy International Day of Human Space Flight!

historyinposters: Soviet Space Era propaganda poster…

historyinposters:

Soviet Space Era propaganda poster (1960s)

Text: We are friends and in space we create peace!

levantineviper: From As We Were Flying On A Rocket,a Soviet…

levantineviper:

From As We Were Flying On A Rocket,a Soviet children’s book by V. Gortinsky from 1963.