Excellent Soviet space program matchbook covers from the 1950s


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#2

I didn’t know you could smoke in space?


#3

In case anyone is interested, they read: “In space” “To Mars” and “First Sputnik”, L-R


#4

Wouldn’t that fully translate as “First Satellite”?


#5

Right you are.


#6

Спасибо !


#7

Long live space race!
And long live Molvania!


#8

Technically yes, but the word has also come to mean a proper noun – in Russian as well as English – and the “artificial” was implied rather than explicitly stated.


#9

That’s a common misunderstanding because in space no one can hear you smoke.


#10

In the 50’s and 60’s you could smoke everywhere!


#11

When orbiting at 17000 mph… one is definitely smokin’.


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