Soviet Space Program Propaganda, 1958-1963 [Pics]

The race to space was no joke for the former Soviet Union, and support from the populace–while not exactly necessary— was important. The propaganda posters from the late-fifties and early-sixties are nothing short of spectacular. From Russia Travel Blog, some examples:

“For the Peace.”

“Conquer Space!”

Alternately: “In Soviet Russia, space conquers you!”

“Gagarin, Titov, Nikolaev, Popovich – the mighty knights of our days”

For more of these (complete with traslations), check out this post.