Thursday, February 23, 2012

My Weekly Reader April 1958

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.
 Again there is a "timetable for space" presented for our future in space. We were to land on the Moon sometime between 1968 and 1978.

 Here is the news from our second successful satellite launch

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.

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