April 7, 1958
The science supplements in My Weekly Reader were interesting also. Not to read too much into them but the tone and information shared does suggest a certain point of view about what the U.S. "should" be doing in the space race.
Note also the article "Five Spacemen Return". Even if we could not launch a man into space it didn't keep us from suggesting it was the next step.
April 21, 1958
There were different My Weekly Readers for different grades. Here is the rewritten space station and satellite articles aimed at a more advanced student.