Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tomorrow the Moon (1959)

This is a wonderful early space book based on the 1955 Disneyland episode "Man and the Moon" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_and_the_Moon)

What most people don't realize is that within this book is a series of detailed paintings of the construction of a space station that were not seen in the episode.

So here is Wernher von Braun's detailed plans (as interpreted by Disney artists) for how to construct a space station:

Unpacking the components---
Inflating the core---

More pieces- see how they are marked?

Assembly and carrying in place---

You can now see the shape of the station forming---
Finishing work---

 Attaching the propellant to "spin" it up---
Applying protective armor over the inflated portions---
And you have one beautiful completed space station. Some of these paintings are reproduced small in the book but the sequence is fantastic in showing how it could be done.

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