Sunday, September 4, 2016

Russia 2016 - 55 Years of the First Long-duration Space Flight

ISSUE DATE: 5 August 2016
STAMP SIZE: 32.5 х 32.5 mm

In August 1961, German Titov, a pilot-cosmonaut, driving a space ship "Vostok-2", made the second in the Astronautics history of the world, after the flight of Yuri Gagarin, breaking more than 700 thousand km and making 17 turnovers around the Earth. It was the first record of the duration of being in space. During this time German Titov has successfully carried out several scientific experiments, made the first photo of the Earth from the space and on the personal example proved that people can live and work in space.

For that work German Titov was ranked by the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, was awarded by two orders of Lenin, the Order of October Revolution, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, the Order of the III degrees "For merits before Motherland", medals, and lots of foreign Orders.

Stamp images thanks to Russian Post

Russian Post