fyeaheasterneurope:

Top:

Valentina Tereshkova orbited the Earth 48 times during her three day spaceflight in Vostok 6 in 1963. First woman in space!

Bottom: 

Svetlana Savitskaya became the second woman in space when she flew the Soyuz T-7 to the Salyut 7 space station in 1984. First woman to perform a spacewalk!

Soviet women astronauts, by comic book artist Philip Bond. (Click the link for portraits of women astronauts from the US as well.)

(via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

soviet-posters:

Выше класс советского футбола!
Make higher class of Soviet football! 

soviet-posters:

Выше класс советского футбола!

Make higher class of Soviet football! 

soviet-posters:

Бдительность - наше оружие!
Vigilance is our weapon! 
Bditel’nost’ - nashe oruzhiye 

soviet-posters:

Бдительность - наше оружие!

Vigilance is our weapon! 

Bditel’nost’ - nashe oruzhiye 

jtotheizzoe:

pretendy:

A series of posters by justinvg which depict Russian ‘victories’ during the early space race.

  1. Sputnik 1 (1957) - The announcement by the USSR that they had put this tiny metal ball into orbit was the cause of major concern for the US, sparking the space race.
  2. Luna Programme (1959-76) - Shortly after sending Sputnik 1 and 2 into Earth’s orbit, the Soviets set their sights even further, and successfully sent 15 probes to the Moon over a period of 17 years.
  3. Vostok 1 (1961) - The USSR became the first nation to send a person into space when Yuri Gagarin spent 81 minutes orbiting the Earth.
  4. Voskhod 1 (1965) - This mission saw another milestone set by the Soviets when Alexei Leonov became the first person to perform extra-vehicular activity.

They did beat us to several milestones, but thankfully we’ve since reconciled our differences and are exploring the cosmos together. And by “exploring the cosmos together” I mean that we are completely reliant on them to get our astronauts into space.

Previously: Don’t miss these amazing vintage Soviet space propaganda posters! And whatever this is supposed to mean!?

emmanuelnegro:

Ci tengo.

Cani migliori di tanti uomini

emmanuelnegro:

Ci tengo.

Cani migliori di tanti uomini

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