"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.