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Lab coat with the slogan 'space is ours'

1961

Science Museum

Science Museum
London, United Kingdom

This laboratory coat's owner daubed the slogan 'space is ours' as an improvised celebration when Yuri Gagarin became the first human to launch into space. Thousands had gathered in Moscow's Red Square to cheer Gagarin as he stood with Soviet premier Khrushchev on Lenin's mausoleum.

Source: The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia
Credit: The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia
Object no: L2014-4277

Details

  • Title: Lab coat with the slogan 'space is ours'
  • Date Created: 1961
  • Rights: © The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia

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