An overprinted stamp dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the first long-term human flight into space
On August 6, an overprinted stamp dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the first long-term human spaceflight will go into postal circulation.
On August 6-7, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Gherman S. Titov performed the world's first daylong space flight on the Vostok-2 spacecraft and thus became the second cosmonaut in history.
Gherman S. Titov took the first photos of the Earth from the space, took his first lunch and dinner in weightlessness, and what was of special significance, he managed get a sleep in space, which became one of the most important experiments in the era of the start of manned space exploration. It proved for the first time that a person retains fitness for working under zero gravity during a day, and therefore, space is suitable for life and work.
An overprint of the new denomination and inscription “60 Years of the First Long-Term Manned Spaceflight” were made on the postage stamp. The overprinted stamp sheet is on sale as part of an illustrated cover.
Artist: A. Kernosov (stamp); Design: M. Miloradova (overprint).
Face value: 18 rubles.
Stamp size: 42×30 mm, sheet size: 130×135 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins with 6 (2×3) stamps.
Quantity: 42 thousand stamps (7 thousand sheets).