Spaceship Soyuz-5, illustration by Yury Kopeiko (1969)
Remembering the crew of Soyuz 11—
Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Patsayev—who died returning from their mission due to their capsule depressurizing on the night of June 29, 1971.
The first cosmonauts of the Soviet Union (1960)
Arbatskaya Square in Moscow (1961)
The first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova started her space flight 56 years ago today, on June 16, 1963. She spent 3 days in space with no food and barely any movement.
Illustration by Yu. Kopeiko (1969)
Yuri Gagarin amidst celebrations marking his space flight. The boy is dressed up as a cosmonaut, his headpiece reads USSR.