Category Archives: Space Exploration

Yuri Gagarin

Today marks the 51st anniversary of Gagarin’s space flight and to celebrate, you can buy Vix Southgate’s book Yuri Gagarin -The First Spaceman for only £4! (valid on orders until 16th April)

If you order before midnight (BST) tonight, from, your p&p will also be refunded. (for overseas orders, only UK p&p amount refunded)

Please note that you will need to check out for the full amount and money will be refunded on despatch. Due to high levels of orders, any order taken over the next 5 days will be despatched on the 21st April.

We look forward to your order!


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A Universal Message

A great man, who was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 1963 and given 2 years to live, concluded his 70th Birthday speech, this year, with this message:


“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.
Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

– Stephen Hawking


A message I think we could all take something from in our day to day lives.


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LAST DAY!! Gagarin Exhibition at Pushkin House

A very good friend of mine, Oleg Tyrkin has got a fantastic exhibition of his “Gagarin” works of digital art on canvas at Pushkin House in Bloomsbury, London.

‘Fourteen digital works on canvas shown in the exhibition “Gagarin” are on display at the Pushkin House in London, 5a Bloomsbury Square.

Oleg Tyrkin is a renowned contemporary Russian Artist. He was born in Vladimir, Central Russia, in 1965. He primarily trained as a military helicopter pilot. His art work has been shown at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, The Science Museum in London, the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary art, and many other internationally acclaimed venues and projects.

In this project, Yuri Gagarin is viewed as a phenomenon in the making of history of the relations between the UK and the Soviet Union. The exhibition explores juxtapositions of national interests and eternity, communism and freedom, science and propaganda, simplicity and sophistication.

Earlier this year works by Oleg Tyrkin dedicated to Yuri Gagarin were shown at the Science Museum in London, as part of The UK-Russia Year of Space 2011.’

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