1973 post card depicted artwork of A.Sokolov flown on board Soyuz TMA-2 and ISS with Expedition-7 commander, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko.
First day on board of station 28 April, 2003 Yuri Malenchenko cancelled card with three ISS handstamps: small round stamp of ISS-7 expedition, Main stamp of ISS Russian section and large round dated ISS stamp.Front and reverse sides of card commander Malenchenko autographed as well.
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Autor of artwork A.Sokolov was born in 1931 and known worldwide as one of leading Space artists.Professional architect A.Sokolov created several of his works together with pilot-cosmonaut and artist Alexei Leonov.Works of Sokolov published in books, catalogs, stamps, postcards.
Reverse side of card has printed info on this artwork from words of artist:
The spot had been chosen for Luna-16 to land on.With the small-thrust engines thrown in, it looks like the apparatus were suspended over the lunar surface.The glimmering spherical halo in the rocket`s bottom was not the painter`s fancy but the effect of engine operation in cosmic vacuum.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 08 February, 2004.