San Marino:50th Anniversary of the first Men in Space

\"\"San Marino will release a special stamp on 5th April 2011.The stamp of €0.50 portrays Gagarin set against the Soviet Union flag and the stamp of € 2.40 portrays Shepard set against the American flag.The Soviet Union Aboard the Vostok 1 spaceship, the cosmonaut Jurij Gagarin (1934 –1968) makes the first orbital flight around the Earth and then lands in the Saratov region. The event marks the first milestone in the space conquest. On  5th May 1961. The cosmonaut Alan Bartlett Shepard (1923-1998) orbits aboard the Mercury spaceship called Freedom 7, reaching the height of 185 km and the speed of 8.262 km/h. He is the first American cosmonaut to travel into space.

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