Tuesday, February 22, 2011
"U.S. Space Hardware-- Today and Tomorrow" (1963)
This is a follow-up of sorts to one of my most popular posts of 2010:
The "Space Age 1959" poster: http://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/2010/05/space-age-1959.html
The full poster artwork was re-used in this 1963 article:
Dickenson, Fred. "U.S. Space Hardware ---Today and Tomorrow". New York Mirror Magazine, April 28, 1963 pp 9-10.
Since so many people enjoyed the poster this gave me a chance to have a slightly better scan of the art for you since the poster itself won't fit on my scanner :)
The article is interesting in how it justfies some of the vehicles depicted as a true reflection of possible future spaceflight. It also goes on to add some of the current spaceflight gadgets and ships that were being worked at the time.