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Thursday, April 14, 2011

50th Anniversary of the first manned flight into space - stamp from Italy

This new stamp issued by the Italian Post is dedicated to the anniversary of the first manned flight into space.

On April 12, 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin realized for the first time in history a complete orbit around the Earth.

The stamp depicts a portrait of Yuri A. Gagarin in the left foreground, and a part of the universe with the spaceship Vostok 1on the right side.