I continue my exploration of this wonderful children's book. The only one written by Wernher von Braun.
Von Braun, Wernher. Illustrated by Freeman, Fred. First Men to the Moon.
Exploring the Moon looks like a very geological expedition. At the time the biggest question seemed to be what the Moon was made of, since it was our first big sample of extraterrestrial material.
Perhaps Fred Freeman had hoped to make many of the illustrations paintings. Unfortunately this one is the only full-color illustration.
Another nice illustration showing how a different space-suit might be needed when exploring a surface.
These "kitchen tools in space" are some of my favorite odd illustrations. When imagining what the future may hold it is these small touches that make it real.
But all journeys must come to an end.
This chapter (yes the book only has 4 chapters) is the shortest, and least illustrated. Showing how to get there was fun but the return trip is just doing it all backwards (or they had to edit something out so why not this part)
In the words of the author: "Let's go back to the moon!"