Monday, November 4, 2013

1990 Cosmonaut’s Day - Cuba

Cuba celebrated Cosmonaut’s Day in 1990 with the issue of stamps and a first day cover. The issue was released in Havana on 12.4.1990. It may be mentioned here that 12th April is celebrated as Yuri Gagarin Day, as it was on this day in 1985 when he took flight in his spacecraft on an orbit around the Earth. Below is a quote from Yuri Gagarin.

Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it!
Yuri Gagarin, 1st person in space

My friend Pia sent me this lovely FDC.

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