Topic: Yuri Gagarin

Photo Essay

Our Beautiful Planet: Images from Space by an Astronaut Photographer

LightBox presents a beautiful collection of photos of the Earth taken during European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli’s Soyuz mission to the International Space Station.

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Rykoff Collection
Photo Essay

First Man in Space: Vintage Soviet Propaganda Glorifying Yuri Gagarin

Excerpts from a collection of postcards commemorating the Soviet cosmonaut’s historic journey into outer space fifty years ago.

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