Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"U.S. Space Hardware-- Today and Tomorrow" (1963)

This is a follow-up of sorts to one of my most popular posts of 2010:

The "Space Age 1959" poster: http://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/2010/05/space-age-1959.html

 The full poster artwork was re-used in this 1963 article:

Dickenson, Fred. "U.S. Space Hardware ---Today and Tomorrow". New York Mirror Magazine, April 28, 1963 pp 9-10.

Since so many people enjoyed the poster this gave me a chance to have a slightly better scan of the art for you since the poster itself won't fit on my scanner :)

The article is interesting in how it justfies some of the vehicles depicted as a true reflection of possible future spaceflight. It also goes on to add some of the current spaceflight gadgets and ships that were being worked at the time.

So here is the higher quality scan (not quite the whole thing) but good enough to use as a background.


  1. Hi, these are great. I have been searching for months to try and find this, but more so the original 1959 space age poster. Are they for sale or do you know where I would be able to obtain one?
    My father had this poster as a child and loved it to death. All that remains is a picture of him standing in front of it. I wanted to surprise him with it for his 50th birthday. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

  2. very awesome, thanks for putting this up!