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.
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.
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.
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.