Friday, August 28, 2020

Home in Orbit (1975)

A last book for space station month from Russia. This one has a number of fantastical vision of working in orbit.

Klushantsev, Pavel. Illustrated by Voshivi, Yevgeny and Yuria Kiselev. Дом На Орбите (Home in Orbit.) Kiev: Veselka. (80 p.) 1975

Friday, August 21, 2020

Space Station '80 (1973)

August is still Space Station month!  Space Station '80 shows a number of proposed space station ideas with the plan these would happen by 1980.

 Jacobs Jr., Lou. Space Station ‘80. New York: Hawthorne Books. (111 p.) 1973.

 The plan for a Space Shuttle as a tool to build a space station give an idea what they thought children of the time would grow to see.

 They discuss Skylab as the first stage

Friday, August 14, 2020

Inside Information on Space Travel (1970)

Leslie Ashwell Wood illustrated a number of children's magazines including Eagle in the 1950s and 1960s. His specialty was cross-sections of structures and vehicles.

Wood, Leslie Ashwell. Illustrated by Wood, Leslie Ashwell. Inside Information on Space Travel. London: Benwig Books Ltd. (23 p.) 1970.