Man Will Conquer Space Soon

  1. Man will Conquer Space Soon.
  2. Men and materials arrive in a winged rocket and take “space taxis” to wheeled space station at right. Men wear pressurized suits. Three “space taxis’ can be seen – one leaving rocket, another reaching satellite, a third near the already-built astronomical observatory.
  3. Skin of rocket ship’s third stage (shown over Cape Town, South Africa) glows read hot on return trip. Phenomenon does not occur during ascent.

Man will Conquer Space Soon.

Collier’s, March 22, 1953

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Who Owns the Universe?

Mars, at its closest 35,000,000 miles from Earth, as seen from its outer moon Deimos, where man could land before going on to the planet.

Man will Conquer Space Soon.

Collier’s, March 22, 1953

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Assembly of The Moonships

Weightless in orbit 1,075 miles above earth, workers in space assemble three moon ships. Hawaiian Islands lie below. Winged transports unload near wheel-shaped space station top left. Engineers and equipment cluster around cargo ship lower left, passenger ship center and right.

Man on the Moon.

Collier’s, October 18,1952

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The Round-The-Moon Ship

The first trip to our moon will be without landing, in a ship designed to travel in space only, taking off near the Space Station and returning to it. Here the round-the-moon ship is some 240,000 miles from earth, 50 miles above the lunar surface. The large crater is Aristillus (diameter 35 miles); the other crater is Autolycus; the distant mountains are the lunar Apennines.

Man will Conquer Space Soon.

Collier’s, March 22, 1953

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Space Station 1952

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Emergency in Space Travel

Before space-going rocket tries out its power, it will undergo tow tests behind jet bomber. Crew will board it, try emergency procedures–including bail-out, shown above.

How Man will Meet Emergency in Space Travel.

Collier’s, March 14, 1953

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Dewy Bay and Home

  1. At end of two-week-long lunar day, convoy of tractors, each pulling two of its three trailers moves cautiously across rough terrain near plain of Sinus Roria (Dewy Bay). Glare of mountain range to north is caused by setting sun. Remainder of scene is illuminated by greenish earth light.
  2. Seen from abandoned cargo ship with “full earth” shining i sky, passenger ships take off for return trip from moon to space station’s orbit.

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Collier’s, October 25, 1952

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620 Miles Above Mars

  1. Near wheel-shaped space station 1,000 miles from the earth, built especially for assembly of the Mars expedition, weightless workers put together 10 rocket ships required for the flight. Three of the huge space craft have torpedo noses which convert to planes for landing on the planet.
  2. The first landing party takes off for Mars. Two other landing planes will wait until runway is prepared for them, and then the remaining seven ships will stay in 600-mile orbit. Arms on cargo ships hold screenlike dish antennas (for communication), trough-shaped solar mirrors (for power).

Is there Life on Mars?

Collier’s, April 30, 1954

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Return Flight

After 15 month exploration, the Mars expedition prepares for return flight to earth. Two landing planes are set on tails, with wings and landing gear removed. They will rocket back to the 600-mile orbit on first leg of journey.

Is there Life on Mars?

Collier’s, April 30, 1954

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Unloading on the Moon

The unloading on the moon. Twenty-four hours after landing, supplies have been stowed in caterpillar tractors. Hold of cargo ship (r.) is being lowered to ground in sections, to be used as prefabricated headquarters, Earth is at center; halo effect is caused by sun, hidden behind sphere of rocket ship at left. Diagonal streak in sky, the zodiacal light, is caused by sun’s ray reflecting from cosmic dust. The red star at left is Mars.

More about Man on the Moon.

Collier’s, October 25, 1952

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The Journey

Landing on the moon. Ten minutes before touchdown, rocket motors are switched on to slow down ships’ high-speed fall caused by the moon’s gravity. Vehicles are maneuvering 550 miles above landing area known as Sinus Roris (Dewy Bay), dark plain above cargo ship in lower left.

Man on the Moon.

Collier’s, October 18,1952

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Bonestell Moonscape

Apollo Program at Astronautix

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Image source(s):

Mike Acs

Dan Beaumont Space Museum

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