Be Proud, Soviet, You Opened a Path from the Earth to the Stars! 1962, Mikhail Soloviev, from a collection of Soviet propaganda posters to be auctioned off.

Up for Bids: Classic Soviet Space Propaganda Posters

Be Proud, Soviet, You Opened a Path from the Earth to the Stars! 1962, Mikhail Soloviev, from a collection of Soviet propaganda posters to be auctioned off.

SOVIET SPACE PROPAGANDA POSTERS Headline reads: Glory! (Slava!)

SOVIET SPACE PROPAGANDA POSTERS Headline reads: Glory! (Slava!)

Space chimp by Maarten Verhoeven

Space chimp by Maarten Verhoeven

To celebrate the 47th anniversary of the first time man landed on the moon, astronauts, cosmonauts and rocket engineers of the great space race are having a giant yard sale next month– also known as the Bonhams annual Space History Auction. Even if I wasn't the type of kid that went to spac

To celebrate the 47th anniversary of the first time man landed on the moon, astronauts, cosmonauts and rocket engineers of the great space race are having a giant yard sale next month– also known as the Bonhams annual Space History Auction. Even if I wasn't the type of kid that went to spac

Front Cover Space Race in TIME During the Cold War the Soviet Union and the United States were competing in everything

Front Cover Space Race in TIME During the Cold War the Soviet Union and the United States were competing in everything

Jean Shrimpton for the April 1965 special edition of Harpers Bazaar, edited and photographed by Richard Avedon.

Jean Shrimpton for the April 1965 special edition of Harpers Bazaar, edited and photographed by Richard Avedon.

Bang! Zoom! Straight to the Moon!  Infographic for H and R Block design by Claire Brown

Bang! Zoom! Straight to the Moon! Infographic for H and R Block design by Claire Brown

Russia's lunar craft lander from their failed space race to the moon

Inside the Soviets’ Secret Failed Moon Program

Russia's lunar craft lander from their failed space race to the moon

Sputnik was the first artificial Earth satellite. It was a 58 cm (23 in) diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennas to broadcast radio pulses. Launched by the Soviet Union in 1957.

Sputnik from the Historic Robotic Spacecraft Series

Sputnik was the first artificial Earth satellite. It was a 58 cm (23 in) diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennas to broadcast radio pulses. Launched by the Soviet Union in 1957.

The high frontier's getting crowded—a new space race is underway. Here's a look at the past, present, and future projects of the world's top space agencies.

The high frontier's getting crowded—a new space race is underway. Here's a look at the past, present, and future projects of the world's top space agencies.

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