Sunday, June 28, 2009
From Wikipedia: Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Валентина Владимировна Терешкова; born 6 March 1937) is the first woman in space, now a retired Soviet cosmonaut. Out of more than four hundred applicants and then out of five finalists, she was selected to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963 and become the first woman to fly in space. On this mission, lasting almost three days in space, she performed various tests on herself to collect data on the female body's reaction to spaceflight.
Souvernir sheet from Bulgaria
Before being recruited as a cosmonaut, Tereshkova was a textile-factory assembly worker and an amateur parachutist. After the female cosmonaut group was dissolved in 1969, she became a prominent member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, holding various political offices. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, she retired from politics but remains revered as a hero in Russia.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The Berlin Swimming Stadium- Used Postcard
Germany won the Games with 33 gold medals, 26 silver medals and 30 bronze medals.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
The problem here is that the postmark is dated FEB - 14 - 1909 so, according to my research, the sender was referring to the Intercalated Olympic Games that had been planned for 1910.
In 1901, the IOC decided that each four years, between two Olympic Games, some Games were carried in Athens. After the succes of the Olympic Games of 1896, Athens was enthusiastic in carrying out new a Game, but it was a lot of pressure and work to carry out thes games each four years.
When the Games of Paris 1900 and St. Louis 1904 were completely darkened by the World´s Fair, Athens appeared like a salvation for the Olymplic Movement, for which the second play in Athens was organized in 1906.
Nevertheless, Athens decided that was not capable of organizing other Games for 1910 (due the Balcan´s conflict) and already for 1914 there was much less support to produce them. Finally, the First World War put an end to this idea. But eighty years later, the idea revived when was decided that the Olympic Games of Winter were carried out.
Seventy-three seconds into the mission, the Challenger exploded and fell into the sea. On April 29, 1986 the identified remains that had been located were turned over to their families for burial. However, there were number of unidentified remains. These remains were buried at Arlington National Cemetery on May 20, 1986.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Interesting envelope commemorating the 130 anniversary of Tisolkovsky´s birth.
Monday, June 8, 2009
On March 23, 1981 Zhugderdemidiyn Gurragcha from Mongolia went to space whith the Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Dzhanibekov in the Mission Soyus 39.
Beautiful register cover from URSS to Argentina (1990)
Three stamps were dedicated to the "Intercosmos URSS-Mongolia" with face values of 6, 15 and 32 kops., issued in 1981.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Three week after, the Vostok 1 carried the first cosmonaut of the world, Jury Gagarin.
URSS postcard sent to DDR (Deutsche Democratic Republic) in 1961