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 !
“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:
Space and Astronomy are great subjects for a topical stamp collection.
Enjoy and talk soon,
Marshall Inseln 50.Jahrestag Erster bemannter Raumflug Juri Gagarin.
Wunderbarer Block, wo bekommt man ihn.
You can buy the Marshall Islands Sheet commemorating yuri Gagarin on the Unicover website at:
http://www.unicover.com/H0005808.htm Hope this helps. Happy Collecting. Janice