Non-fiction children's space flight stuff 1945-1975.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Looking Into Science (1965)
A 1965 science text book. It was both a textbook and a series of subject related booklets. This is another part of the space age that is forgotten. Space flight wasn't just popular, it was part of the curriculum! If you had science class during those years there was a good chance you had a science text like this to study.
This one, "Rockets" is an example of the approach. It mixed basic science concepts like thrust and "action and reaction" with pictures of space capsules and astronauts.
This particular textbook had 8 of these booklets. Science can be exciting but it was that much more immediate when every newspaper brought an update on how science was changing the world.