Apr 27, 2011

Russia FDC on "50th Anniversary of the First Human Spaceflight"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


50th Anniversary of the First Human Spaceflight

Date of Issue : 12 April 2011

The stamp depicts a portrait of Y.A. Gagarin and the spaceship "Vostok" blasting off is represented on the fields of the souvenir sheet.

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.

Gagarin died when a training jet he was piloting crashed in 1968.

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