Apr. 12, 1961: Gargarin in Vostok 1 shortly before departure.
Because of their excessive weight on board there were no photographic equipment
All impressions of the firt astronaut were written on paper with a pencil or engraved by the onboard recorder.
The photos at the departure and return of the mission are the only ones we have
Jun 12, 1998: Russias Mir space station is backdropped over the blue and white planet Earth in this
medium range photograph recorded during the final flyaround of the members of the fleet of NASA,s shuttles.