Soviet space exploration history on Soviet stamps

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Yuri Gagarin on 12 April 1961, became the first human in outer space and the first to orbit the Earth. A Soviet stamp issued after the Gagarin's flight

The history of Soviet space exploration has been well documented on the country's stamps. These include not only the notable accomplishments in space flight, including mankind's first satellite, Sputnik 1, first animal in space (the dog Laika on Sputnik 2), first human in space and Earth orbit (cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1), first Moon impact (1959) and unmanned landing, first space station, and first interplanetary probe but also more general astronomical observation.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Michel (2006). Sowjetunion-Spezial-Katalog 2005/06. Schwaneberger Verlag. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Scott (2010). 2011 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue 5. Amos Advantage. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 

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