Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Revell Models Advertisement for Full Size Gemini Capsule contest (1967)



Sometimes nostalgia for "things being better" is true. I recently picked up the original art to the Revell Models Company 1967 give-away for a full-sized Gemini capsule.  I remember this advertisement, and being 8 years old at the time, dreamed of winning that capsule.

I like this comic advertisement more than the photographic one that was in many of the magazines



It really was won by a boy from Portland Oregon (although he had to actually give it to his local science museum.)

Someone chased down and wrote up the whole story:
http://aviationintel.com/fast-history-the-boy-that-won-a-gemini-capsule/

Here is this lovely "dream" reproduced for your viewing pleasure: