Yuri Gagarin First Manned Flight 50th Ann Featured on Marshall Islands Stamps

On April 12 1961, aboard Vostok-1, Yury Gagarin navigates around the planet Earth in 108 minutes and finalize his great odyssey with one second in advance of the soviet engineers calculation !

Marshall Islands - Yury Gagarin - Space on Stamps

Marshall Islands - April 12, 2011 - Commemorative Sheetlet - Scott C325

“Traveling over 25 times the speed of sound, Cosmonaut Yury Gagarin made a complete orbit around the planet in 1 hour and 49 minutes. After re-entering the atmosphere, Gagarin parachuted to safety some four miles above Earth, bringing to a close the most exciting round-the-world trip of the 20th century.”  Read more…

Russian stamps depicting cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin:

Yuri A Gagarin on Russian stamps

Yuri A Gagarin - Russia - April 6, 1991 - Block of 4 - Scott 5977a

Yuri Gagarin - Russia stamps

Yuri Gagarin on Russian stamps (Source: HobbyShobbys.com)

Space and Astronomy are great subjects for a topical stamp collection.

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