Monday, June 24, 2013

"First Men to the Moon!" This Week Magazine, October 5, 1958

"It's more than science fiction-- it's science fact!"

This Week Magazine for Oct 5, 1958 featured the serialization of Wernher von Braun's book:

First Men to the Moon, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York (1958).  This book was a fictional story of an expedition to the Moon. Written at a popular level it humanized the possibilities of how human might explore the Moon. Unfortunately I currently have only part 1 of the serialization. Imagine a story like this coming with your Sunday paper and a child picking it up after their parents were done with it.

Of course this was illustrated by the amazing Fred Freeman.

The timetable points out how soon this might be a reality. Also the graph on the right is in von Braun's own handwriting.


1 comment:

  1. Dear John,
    I have the collected book version of this story - do you need scans?