Wednesday, April 20, 2011

United Nations Postage Stamps Honor 50th Anniversary of Spaceflight

As part of the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Spaceflight, the Post of Russia and the UN Postal Administration issued souvenir stamps on 12 April, including one featuring an iconic image of Mr. Gagarin.

Mr. Gagarin became the first human being to travel into space on 12 April 1961 when he orbited the Earth on the Vostok-1 spacecraft in a flight lasting 108 minutes.

Full stamp details at: United Nations Postal Administration


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