The Art of Andrei Sokolov

Andrei Sokolov worked closely with cosmonauts to make sure his depictions of space were realistic.

Andrei Sokolov was one of the most prolific Russian space artists. He worked closely with cosmonauts, in particular his friend Alexei Leonov, to make sure his depictions were realistic. Some of his works were carried into space aboard the 1971 Soyuz 11 mission and later transferred to the Salyut space station.

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