Friday, December 11, 2015

Six Days on Luna One (1965) -Part 3

So much left to show in this incredible book.

This book is unique (at least to me) in showing the failure in space flight. The picture above shows poignantly an astronaut carrying their buddy back to the rover after an accident.  Below is a failed rocket test.  American books rarely showed the expected costs of learning to go into space.

This sequence suggest the failure of a lunar ship as it lands and the follow-up ship landing to explore the wreckage.

Of course failure was not in the cards for everyone. This sequence suggests a Mars landing.

 Building telescopes on the Moon
 Perhaps going to fly though Venus's atmosphere.

See you next week for post #4 of 4

1 comment:

  1. For some reason, the caption reads "5-meter telescope at Mount Palomar observatory", but the depicted instrument is clearly different from the Hale Telescope.