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Man-Carrying Satellite

Found an interesting nugget here.

Convair Shuttlecraft at Astronautix

Image credit: Krafft Ehricke Papers / Convair

Image source: NASM

NASA Earth Orbital Space Station

McDAC A Alternate at Astronautix

Image credit: McDonnell Douglas

Image source: Numbers Station

Saturn: The Ringed Beauty

Saturn seen from its satellite Midas

Saturn with its rings seen edge on

Spaceship explores the rings of Saturn

Conquering the Sun’s Empire
Frederick I. Ordway, III
and Ronald C. Wakeford

Illustrations by Harry H-K Lange

E.P Dutton & Co., 1963

Image source: Numbers Station

Uranus: Planet on Its Side

Explorers in Miranda viewing the banded atmosphere of Uranus

Uranus and its moons

Spaceship approaching Uranus; the squat, rugged landing craft will be detached from the manned spaceship as it approaches the planet.

Conquering the Sun’s Empire
Frederick I. Ordway, III
and Ronald C. Wakeford

Illustrations by Harry H-K Lange

E.P Dutton & Co., 1963

Image source: Numbers Station

Planetary Probe Launching

Shuttle Program at Astronautix

Image credit: NASA Marshal

Image source: SDASM Archives

Neptune: Greenish Dot in Space

The planet Neptune

Spaceship on Triton

Resupply ship on faraway Nereid preparing for take-off to Pluto

Conquering the Sun’s Empire
Frederick I. Ordway, III
and Ronald C. Wakeford

Illustrations by Harry H-K Lange

E.P Dutton & Co., 1963

Image source: Numbers Station

Pluto: The Lonely Outpost

Pluto shadowed against Milky Way galaxy

Ion-propelled spaceship entering into orbit around Pluto

Radio telescope on Pluto studying distant stars

Conquering the Sun’s Empire
Frederick I. Ordway, III
and Ronald C. Wakeford

Illustrations by Harry H-K Lange

E.P Dutton & Co., 1963

Image source: Numbers Station

Interstellar Depths

Interstellar spaceship arriving at an alien Solar System trillions of miles away

6,250 times as great as the distance from Earth to Pluto. To make such astronomical differences comprehensible we can say that the difference between these two distances is like the difference between the circumference of Earth (25,000 miles) and 4 miles.

Conquering the Sun’s Empire
Frederick I. Ordway, III
and Ronald C. Wakeford

Illustrations by Harry H-K Lange

E.P Dutton & Co., 1963

Image source: Numbers Station