Friday, September 23, 2022

We're Flying to The Moon ! (1971)

 


A wonderful children's book I just discovered about a trip to the Moon. Enjoy the illustrations. I need to do some more research to give more information about the book.

We're flying to the moon! 1971 Ukrainian. 











Friday, September 16, 2022

Snoopy in Space (1969)

 


So a slightly different post today. This is from a 2010 publisher's promotional catalog for The Peanuts Collection. It had a nice section on Peanuts in Space and I wanted to share it and my memories.

I was a huge Peanuts fan in the 1960s as a child. I was fascinated with spaceflight and was thrilled when "Peanuts" joined the space program. I really like Snoopy as an astronaut and the Charlie Brown and Snoopy designation for the Apollo 10 Command Module and Lunar Module. (see here for more https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/blog/snoopy-charlie-brown-and-apollo-10 )

I begged to get his Snoopy doll and had a Peanuts Calendar on my wall.

Snoopy astronaut doll, re-issue








Peanuts and Snoopy were central to my experience of watching people land on the Moon.





Saturday, August 27, 2022

On the Trail of The Stars (1966)

 


A quick one about astronomy from Estonia. See you in a couple of weeks with more Dreams of Space.

Karl Winkler. Illustrated by M. Kunze and G. Pippig. Den Sternen auf der Spur (On the trail of the stars) Tallinn : Valgus. (22 p. 25.5 cm.






Saturday, August 20, 2022

"Good Bye to The Moon" This Week April 12, 1959

 


Part 3 was blogged about last week. Here is part 4 of Wernher Von Braun's trip to the Moon and back.




                               























If you need more Von Braun in This Week. See below for:

 "Life on Mars" from This Week April 24 (1960) part 1

https://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/2012/09/life-on-mars-from-this-week-april-24.html

"Life on Mars" from This Week April 24 (1960) part 2

https://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/2012/09/life-on-mars-from-this-week-april-24_11.html

"Life on Mars" from This Week April 24 (1960) part 3

https://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/2012/09/life-on-mars-from-this-week-april-24_13.html

"Life on Mars" from This Week May 1 (1960) part 1

https://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/2012/09/life-on-mars-from-this-week-may-1-1960.html

"Life on Mars" from This Week May 1 (1960) part 2

https://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/2012/09/life-on-mars-from-this-week-may-1-1960_17.html

"Life on Mars" from This Week May 1 (1960) part 3


"Life on Mars" from This Week May 8 (1960) part 1

"Life on Mars" from This Week May 8 (1960) part 2

https://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/2012/09/life-on-mars-from-this-week-may-8-1960_26.html



Sunday, August 14, 2022

"5 Days on the Moon" This Week March 8, 1959

 


I am back after a lot of delays. Still going to be sporadic blogs but I wanted to start with this treasure.

5 Days on the Moon" by Wernher Von Braun and illustrated by Fred Freeman.  These are hard to find. I am still looking for a copy of part 2. I blogged about the Part 1 when I got it back in June 24, 2013- "First Men to the Moon" published on Oct 5, 1958 in  This Week. So read the post below then come back for part 3 here. And next week part 4!

https://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/2013/06/first-men-to-moon-this-week-magazine.html