This is the first of a couple of posts about Dan Dare's Space Book (1954). Dan Dare was a very famous British comic strip hero in the 1950s and 1960s. His space adventures led many a child to dream of piloting a spacecraft and fighting aliens.
For more about Dan Dare see here: http://www.dan-dare.org/Homepage.htm
Morris, Marcus and Hampson, Frank. Dan Dare’s Space Book.
: Hulton Press Ltd. (69 p.) 27 cm. London
An "annual" devoted to the fictional hero Dan Dare with fictional stories and comic strips. It also includes a number of non-fiction articles about space flight including an essay by Arthur C Clarke "Is Space Travel Possible?" with illustrations by Chesley Bonestell. Also an essay with photographs about the V-2 testing at White Sands, NM.
The reason this book is being showcased is the non-fiction space content. The creator of Dan Dare, Frank Hampson was a dedicated space flight advocate. In fact today instead of highlighting pictures I was to share his introduction to this book: