First Person To Enter Space as a Space Traveler
GAGARIN, Yuri (1934-1968). The first person to enter space as a space traveler. Cosmonaut Gagarin flew into space on April 12, 1961 at a speed of 17,000 mph. His voyage lasted one hour and forty eight minutes in his Vostok Space Craft. This hero of the Soviet union was killed in a plane accident during a training mission. He was only 34 years old.
Russian postcard photograph, stamped on the verso: 22ND Congress of the Communist Party. Photo is black & white, head and shoulders pose in uniform wearing his medals. Signed on the lower white margin. This autograph was given to Kornilov Sergi of the 22nd Congress. Two very minor pinholes, one at each bottom corner otherwise a fine example.