Posted 6 years ago
- Russia (CCCP) / Commemorative Postage Stamp
- Voskod 1 space mission (launched October 12, 1964)
- Issued October 17, 1964 - measures a little over 3" long (78mm)
- Cancelled Collector Issue - with original gum (unused)
- Scott# 2955 - Denomination: (6) kopeks - "Cosmonauts & Rocket"
*** Voskhod 1 (Russian for Sunrise) was the seventh manned Soviet space flight. - It achieved a number of "firsts" in the history of manned spaceflight, being the first space flight to carry more than one crewman (3) into orbit, the first flight without the use of spacesuits, and the first to carry either an engineer or a physician into outer space.
- It also set a manned spacecraft altitude record of 336 km (209 mi).
- The cosmonauts were Vladimir Komarov, Konstantin Feoktistov, and Boris Yegorov.