Friday, December 21, 2018

Junior Scholastic "Christmas on Mars" (December 2,1959)

Merry Christmas from Dreams of Space!

Something seasonal for you from Junior Scholastic December 2, 1959. Junior Scholastic was a school weekly aimed at junior high and high school students.

The cover was not much but I thought this poem would be nice to share along with a spaceflight advertisement.

As I said the second item is a two page ad from General Electric. Enjoy and have a great holiday!

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Junior Argus November 19 "We're Taking You Out Into Space..." (1954)

As far as I can tell The Junior Argus was a juvenile newspaper published in Australia. I happen to like this particular issue for its Chesley Bonestell painting and interesting text. The section began on page 21 because it was part of a larger paper (The Argus) and distributed with it on Fridays and this was the "children's" section. I like the breathless writing style.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Machine (1959)

I think this is a children's mechanical engineering encyclopedia.  It has a number of very nice color futuristic illustrations.

Machine. Moscow. 510 p.  27 cm. 1959

 A short article about Sputniks

 Massive construction equipment

 This looks like an electromagnetic launch system.

 In the future there will be giant bridges
 Robot classrooms
 Huge trains that cross the country

and  tiny robots that will help children "Dream of Space."

Friday, November 30, 2018

Astrobiology (life on other planets) (1953)

I have translated this 66 page Russian title as "Astrobiology", that may not be close but it is about life on this planet and on other worlds. Not many internal illustrations but the beautiful cover (Mars?) is worth sharing.

 There is a lot in this illustration with both the taxonomy of life and the planets of our solar system.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Lion Annual 1957 and 1958

Still showing Lion Annuals. This week it is 1957 and 1958. These annuals had great covers and occasionally some nice non-fiction space content. This nice two page "When We Reach the Moon" is from the 1957 annual:

 I am afraid the 1958 Annual did not have any similar content, but I love this cover and the exotic vehicle!