Monday, November 4, 2013
Vom Feuerpfeil Zum Weltraumschiff (From fire arrow to spaceships) (1953)
For a change of pace a German children's book.
Gartmann, Heinz andTheo Lässig. Vom Feuerpfeil zum Weltraumschiff (From fire arrow to space ships) München ; Wien : Andermann, (1953)
Heinz Gartmann wrote a number of books about spaceflight in the early 1950s. This one has a few nice illustrations showing younger readers what the current state of rocket research was.
I like these next few illustrations, especially showing the proposed super rocket against German and American landmarks.
The book was mostly factual but did show a bit of the Bonestell space flight progression that could lead to a landing on the moon.