Friday, October 7, 2016

Cosmonaut One (1965)

A quick one for today, Cosmonaut One (1965). This is one of many Russian pamphlets for children and the general public about Yuri Gagarin's first manned space flight. I like this one for its earlier date and painted illustrations.

 I also like the picture of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in the classroom (on the wall).

Some nice portraits of someone who died far too young.

1 comment:

  1. In 1965, had it been revealed that the Vostok pilots ejected from their spacecraft before landing? If not, then that last painting gives the game away (unless it was labelled as a 'training for all eventualities' exercise!).