Friday, May 8, 2020

The Moon (1963)

The Moon was last seen here Monday, March 16, 2009 (so here is a fuller Moon). It was a translation into English in 1963 of a popular 1961 Italian book. It was about how the Moon formed, what conditions we would find on the Moon, and a brief guide to how we would travel there.

Rocca, Angelo. Illustrated by Fedini. The Moon. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. (58 p.) 1963.

 I find it fascinating that at the time (1961) there was still not a clear popular understanding of how the craters were formed.

 This is one of those standard illustrations but I like the realistic Moon surface combined with the cartoon figure.

 Showing some of the satellites were exploring space with already. Satellites were the way we might get information about what we might find on the Moon.

 A early Apollo-type lander

A much more complicated lander than was seen only 8 years later.

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