Original handpainted painting of the Soyuz spacecraft made in 1978. From a private collection. Beautiful done. It is painted with ink and probably water paint to fill the colours in. It is painted on a smooth glossy paper where the edges are reinforced with a strip of paper. It is stuck at the corners in a sort of folder to protect them.
Soyuz is a series of spacecraft designed for the Soviet space program by the Korolev Design Bureau in the 1960s that remains in service today, having made more than 140 flights. The Soyuz succeeded the Voskhod spacecraft and was originally built as part of the Soviet crewed lunar programs. The Soyuz spacecraft is launched on a Soyuz rocket, the most reliable launch vehicle in the world to date.
All Soyuz spacecraft are launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Soyuz has served as the only means for Americans to make crewed space flights in the world since the retirement of the US Space Shuttle in 2011 and is heavily used in the International Space Station program.