Thursday, March 26, 2009
Our Place in Space (1959)
This was a give-away comic from General Electric. It was part of the "Adventures in Science" series about science and how science is changing lives. It also directed children towards various careers in science.
It has a very dated flavor and is firmly set in 1959. It is items like this that really help me understand the changes in America because of Sputnik.
Americans like to think (especially in the 1950s) that only the Russians would use propaganda to manipulate their youth, here is an example of how we also tried to aim our own children at the stars.
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