#500 Russia 11/06/29

The 500th cover, which I present, is a very special one. It is the official mail, which was on board of the Gagarin anniversary rocket RSM-54.

The rocket flight took place on June 29, 2011. The cover shows the blue boarding postmark, the red space mail postmark, and the postmarks of the start in Severomorsk (Северомо́рск) and landing in Viluchinsk (Вилючинск).

The stamp commemorates the 75th anniversary of the birth of Yuri. A. Gagarin (1934-1968). It was issued on March 6, 2009.

Less than 2000 copies of this cover were transported by the rocket.

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