There was a time when people proudly wore pins and badges of notable space achievements on their clothes. Such pins were very popular in the Soviet Union—and anybody could buy almost any kind, choosing from a wide variety of these little decorative items.

Here is a collection of space pins from the first decades of the Soviet space program.

USSR Cosmos (undated)

Luna 2 Moon mission, 1959

Luna 1 Moon mission, 1959

Vostok 1 (Yuri Gagarin), 1961

Joint mission of Soyuz 6, 7, 8, 1969

Soyuz 11 and Salyut space station, 1971

USSR (undated)

Salyut 2, 1973

Vostok 2 (Gherman Titov), 1961

Soyuz spacecraft (undated)

Lunokhod 1 lunar rover mission, 1970

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, 1975

Venera 1 mission to Venus, 1961

Red satellite (undated)

Sputnik 3, 1958

Sputnik 1, VDNKh (Exhibition of Achievements of the People’s Economy, 1957)

Mars (c1960)

Soviet rocket (undated)

Vostok 3 (Andriyan Nikolayev), 1962

(Collection and photo: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo)