Friday, January 14, 2022

The Pioneer of the Pioneers (1962)

This books celebrates the voyage of Yuri Gagarin and how he inspired the Soviet nation. It has impressions of the flight, history of Gagarin, b&w photographs, and a large number of children's drawings of space flight. I have chosen to highlight these drawings as capturing the excitement children may have felt at the idea of people going into space. 

The Pioneer of the Pioneers. Moscow : Young Guard Press. 80 p. 20 cm. 1962.

Friday, January 7, 2022

On Space Flights (1956)


On Space Flight is a softcover Russian scientific book. It was published by The Young Guard publishing house and was intended for older children interested in rockets and space. The author was a Soviet astronomer who was known for his studies of gas dynamics. The book is mostly text but does have several nice illustrations.

Kirill Petrovich Stanyukovich. On Space Flights. Moscow : Young Guard. 32 p. 20 cm. 1956.