the road to gagarin

…we first came to wintry Moscow in 2001 to put our Western fingers on the pulse of Russian Cosmonautics. Within two weeks the Mir Space Station, the last vestige of a purely Soviet/Russian manned space program, would plummet back to Earth after fifteen years of service. But shortly after this end there was another date that would represent the giddy beginning: April 12th would be the 40th anniversary of the historic 108-minute orbit of the Earth that made Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) the first man in space…

‘road to gagarin’ is the title of an exhibition and a new book (currently in production) documenting a personal project by local photographer rené nuijens & companion steve korver

m / 07-02-2011 11:17 - tags: , ,  

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