These were the seminal books in the childhood of many a NASA
engineer and astronaut. Especially those books illustrated by Chesley
Bonestell and based on Wernher von Braun's designs. They portrayed a
"traveler's guide" to sights that no one had seen yet but would be
right around the corner. The theme in these books over and over is: It is
we just work hard enough.
Paintings by Chesley Bonestell.
Conquest of Space (book
1950. Fenton, Carroll Lane. Illustrated by M.A.
Fenton. . Worlds in the Sky
1950. Smith, Jeanette. . Sun, Moon and
1951. Townsend, Herburt. Illustrated by Herburt Townsend. . Our Wonderful
1951. Pratt, Fletcher. Illustrated by
. Rockets, Jets, Guided Missiles
and Space Ships
1951. Illustrated by Bill Lacey. . The Young
Adventurer's Pocket Book of Space Travel
1952. . The Book of Model Space Ships
1952. Pratt, Fletcher. Illustrated by
. By Spaceship to the Moon
1952. Flights Into the Future.
1952. French, Susan (ed.) Illustrated by
R.A. Smith and others. . Daily
Mail Annual for Boys and Girls.
1952. Gifford, Denis. Illustrated by Gifford, Denis. . Space Patrol Official
1952. Goodwin, Hal. Illustrated by
The Real Book about Space Travel (book jacket).
1952. Neurath, Marie. . Rockets and
1952. Randolph, Rheta. Illustrated by Jacque Stain. . Space, Time and Rockets
1952. Kaplan, Joseph, Wernher von
Heinz Haber, Willy Ley, Oscar
Schachter, and Fred L. Whipple. Edited
by Cornelius Ryan.
Illustrated by Chesley Bonestell, Fred
Freeman, and Rolf Klep.
Across the Space Frontier (book jacket).
1952. . Major Jet's Magic Paint Set
1952. Reichert, E.C. Illustrated by A.K. Bilder. . Space Ship to the Moon
1953. Barlowe, Sy. . A Child's Book of
1953. Bendick, Jeanne. . The First Book of
1953. . Dan Dare's Space
1953. Discount, William Alan. . The
Complete How-To Book of Space
1953. Editors of CHILD LIFE. . The Busy Bee Space
1953. Frost, Francis. Pictures by Paul Galdone. . Rocket Away!
1953. Hollinson, Harry. Illustrated by Leslie Butler and Cecil Bayly.
. Rockets and Space Ships
1953. Hust, Earl Oliver. . The Big Book
1953. Hyde, Margaret O. Illustrated by
Clifford Geary. . Flight: Today and
1953. . Laurie's Space Annual
1953. Poole, Lynn. Illustrated by Geary, Clifford. Your Trip into Space.
1953. Richfield Oil Corporation. . Outer
1953. Thompson, Jeff. . Out of This World: An
Activity Book Based on Space Travel
1953. von Braun, Wernher,
Fred L. Whipple, and Willy Ley.
Edited by Cornelius Ryan.
Illustrated by Chesley Bonestell,
Fred Freeman, and Rolf Klep.
. Conquest of the Moon
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