M. Vasiljev. Journey into Cosmos. Illustrations by A.S. Sysoyev (B&W in text), N.V. Shchelznyaka and N.M. Kolchitskogo (colored paintings).
The title has also been translated as "Travel to Space".
The space race gave free rein to all those wild plans for conquering the solar system. The illustrations during this time show an amazing mix of factual and fantasy. Every idea seemed possible now that rockets had actually proven their worth,