№ 2798. 60 years of long-term human flight into space

06.08.2021
Artist (postage stamp) – Kernosov A.
[Художник (оформление надпечатки и номинала на марке)] – Miloradova M.

 

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On August 6-7, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut German Stepanovich Titov made the world's first daily space flight on the Vostok-2 spacecraft, becoming the second cosmonaut in history. The space expedition of German Titov, as well as the flight of Yuri Gagarin, became part of the glorious history of Russian cosmonautics. The flight duration was 25 hours and 18 minutes. The spacecraft made 17 revolutions around the Earth, flying more than 700 thousand kilometers.

During the flight, the image of G. S. Titov was transmitted to Earth via radio telemetry channels. Doctors constantly monitored the state of his health, conducted an analysis of physiological data. Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, the General Designer of the Rocket and Space Industry of the USSR, who controlled the mission from Earth, said about Titov: "The remarkable features of Herman Stepanovich are quick reaction, quickness, coolness and, probably, the most valuable thing is observation, the ability to seriously analyze. Despite the importance of all the others, the last two qualities in this flight are of particular importance."

Soviet cosmonaut German Titov took the first photographs of the Earth, had lunch and dinner in zero gravity for the first time and, most importantly, managed to sleep in space, which became one of the most important experiments in the era of the beginning of the development of manned cosmonautics. For the first time, it was proved that in the conditions of weightlessness, a person remains able to work during the day, and, therefore, it is possible to live and work in space.

The postage stamp has an overprint of the new denomination, and the inscription on the stamp sheet is "60 years of the first long-term human flight into space". A branded sheet with an overprint is implemented as part of an artistic cover.

 

Paper Printing method Perforation Format of the Stamp Edition of the Stamp
Chalk surfaced Offset + security system Comb 12 1/4 :12 42х30 42 000

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