Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"Life on Mars" from This Week May 8 (1960) part 2




 
We come to the last part of "Life on Mars." I know this was a very different set of postings than my usual but I hope you enjoyed them. 
 
First off I wanted to share this because it is pretty cool to read such a wild story by Wernher von Braun.  He designs space ships a lot better than he writes.  However it also points out his philosophical side. For all the terrible things he was involved in he was also a dreamer. He dreamed that if this was possible where might we go.
 
Second my job at the University gets very busy this time of year, instead of few posts this was a way to have a whole set pre-made with some interesting images. So once again I will start digging through my stacks of space stuff and try to share something you may not have seen. Thanks for "watching".
 










Monday, September 24, 2012

"Life on Mars" from This Week May 8 (1960) part 1

 We continue with the final part of the science fiction story "Life on Mars" as written by Wernher von Braun and illustrated by Fred Freeman.  Because I had never seen this story before (although I knew of it) I thought you would also like a chance to read this for yourself.  It is just the kind of thing that made the Sunday paper (where the This Week magazine was enclosed) such a treat for children to search through.










Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"Life on Mars" from This Week May 1 (1960) part 3

 Sorry no cool picture today but we are finishing the second issue of "Life on Mars", stay tuned for the final exciting issue.






Monday, September 17, 2012

"Life on Mars" from This Week May 1 (1960) part 2

 "Life on Mars" as written by Wernher von Braun and illustrated by Fred Freeman.  This story appeared over 3 issues of This Week magazine.







Friday, September 14, 2012

"Life on Mars" from This Week May 1 (1960) part 1




We pick up part 2 of of our story in the May 1 issue of This Week.  Wernher von Braun wrote a fanciful science fiction story about going to Mars. This story was illustrated by Fred Freeman.
 






Thursday, September 13, 2012

"Life on Mars" from This Week April 24 (1960) part 3



 The continuing story of "Life on Mars" from This Week April 24, 1960.






Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Life on Mars" from This Week April 24 (1960) part 2

 As promised here is the next section of Wernher von Braun's "Life on Mars" as illustrated by Fred Freeman. This Week magazine was a syndicated magazine that came with some of the nation's Sunday newspapers.