|On 12 April 2001, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a postage stamp with the title 40th Anniversary of the First Manned Space Flight - Yuri Gagarin. The issue comprises one stamp, with an associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitalie Roşca. The printing was performed by Bundesdruckerei, Germany.|
ABOUT THE THEME
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Russian: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин; 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. Read more..
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Yuri Gagarin and the «Vostok» Spacecraft
FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)
50th Anniversary of the First Manned Space Flight