Own Mint Stamp Tributes
To the Soviet Space Program
Our competition turned allies, the Soviets’ fast-moving space program helped push America’s space program to move faster. This mint stamp sheet honors pioneering Soviet cosmonauts. They include:
Yuri Gagarin – On April 12, 1961, at 9:07 a.m., Gagarin entered earth’s orbit and made history as the first man in outer space. The flight took just 108 minutes.
Alexey Leonov – Two of the stamps honor Alexey Leonov and his Voskhod 2 spacecraft. On March 18, 1965, Alexey Leonov did what no human had ever done before. He stepped outside a vehicle, with nothing but outer space around him – the first space walk.
Valentina Tereshkova – On June 16, 1963, Tereshkova became the first woman in space. She orbited the earth 48 times, spending almost three days in space. Tereshkova kept a detailed flight log and took photographs of the horizon that were later used to find aerosol layers in the atmosphere.
You can add all this space history to your collection – order your mint stamp sheet today.