A collection of 1950s-70s USA and Russia philatelic covers and photos of the early satellites launches, manned and unmanned spaceflights.
1961-08-06 USSR Vostok 2
Signed photo by Gherman Titov, the second Russian cosmonaut to orbit the Earth.
Photo: Gherman Titov orbital path.
Photo: "Soviet spaceman Maj. Gherman Titov was given a hero's welcome in Moscow Wednesday. He was greeted at the airport by top Soviet leaders including Premier Khrushchev, who carried a bouquet. Maj. Yuri Gagarin, the Soviet Union's first spaceman, is at far left. Titov was flown to the capital from Saratov, 450 miles from the city. AP Radiophoto, August 9, 1961."