Friday, November 22, 2013

Timothy's Space Book (1961)

Allward, Maurice. Illustrated by North, T.E. Timothy's Space Book. London : Collins. (44 p.) 21 cm. Illustrated Boards. 1961

ID. Primary. B&W and color drawings and paintings. Basic text includes a history of space flight, basic rocket theory, and plans for Project Mercury. Contains many beautiful illustrations of rockets, spacesuits, space stations, the surface of the Moon, and the planets.

Here is another lost gem of a children's book.  Maurice Allward was a well known and prolific writer of British non-fiction children's books.

It covers both the, current at the time, space efforts and the potential for future exploration.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Eagle Has Landed: The story of lunar exploration (1970) (part 2)

Finally here is part two of my Sept 27 posting:

Dwiggins, Dwight. Eagle has Landed: The Story of Lunar Exploration. San Carlos, CA: Golden Gate Jr. Books. (80 p.) 28 cm. 1970

So many interesting illustrations of possible futures...
 Some of the proposed designs for a shuttle and space vehicles.

Other lunar vehicles that would allow exploration and colonization of the Moon


Friday, November 8, 2013

Colliers Part 8 : April 30, 1954

The reprinting of the final issue of the 8 part Collier's "Man will conquer space soon!"  series is here.

The 8th part of the 8 part Colliers "Man will conquer space soon!" series has been put online in the September/October 2013 issue of IAAA Houston Newsletter "Horizons". This one covers the Collier’s magazine space articles from April 30, 1954,

Can We Get to Mars? Is There Life on Mars?

There are also a couple of reprints of illustrations published in this blog!

These are the best digital versions of these illustrations you will ever see. Be sure to check them out.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Vom Feuerpfeil Zum Weltraumschiff (From fire arrow to spaceships) (1953)

For a change of pace a German children's book.

Gartmann, Heinz andTheo Lässig. Vom Feuerpfeil zum Weltraumschiff (From fire arrow to space ships)  München ; Wien : Andermann, (1953)

Heinz Gartmann wrote a number of books about spaceflight in the early 1950s.  This one has a few nice illustrations showing younger readers what the current state of rocket research was.

I like these next few illustrations, especially showing the proposed super rocket against German and American landmarks.

The book was mostly factual but did show a bit of the Bonestell space flight progression that could lead to a landing on the moon.