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1950-1969 All things mid century. Dont forget
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Townspeople watch the sky for UFOs, 1966

Earth vs the Flying Saucers, 1956

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Launch of flight Mercury-Redstone 4 (call sign Liberty Bell 7) on July 21, 1961, carrying astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom into a sub-orbital mission that would take him 118 miles toward the heavens. (via)

Cover from “Stars” 

a Golden Nature guide

1951

Earth vs The Flying Saucers, 1956

Earth vs The Flying Saucers, 1956

The world’s first nuclear reactor power plant to operate in space, SNAP 10A, was launched into Earth orbit on April 3, 1965.

The world’s first nuclear reactor power plant to operate in space, SNAP 10A, was launched into Earth orbit on April 3, 1965.

TWA Disneyland Ad, 1960s

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Atlantic Pizza Delight Franchise

UFO Restaurant

Moncton, New Brunswick

SwellMap

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Detail from a comic ”Kolonel Keds and his Exciting Bell Rocket Belt”, 1965

This was given out at shoe stores that sold Keds tennis shoes, along with a space whistle and secret decoder card.

bad-postcards:

YOUR ALUMINUM FUTURE

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR ALUMINUM FUTURE…WATCH FOR THE KAISER ALUMINUM TELESCOPE

In Tomorrowland—see the Bright Star in the World of Metals—Kaiser Aluminum. There’s a talking knight and a spectacular spaceman to delight the children. A walk through the telescope will take you into an aluminum world of the past, present and future. TOMORROWLAND, DISNEYLAND.

Fission Room, c. 1960s

Niagara Mohawk Progress Center

9 Mile Point, NY 

In the Fission Room, the third part of the progress tour, the visitor comes through floating planets and starry clouds of space to study the inner workings of their tiniest components, the atoms. Huge models of a nuclear reactor, a uranium fuel assembly and an animated atom lead to a dazzling panel where moving lights show how energy from the atom’s nucleus is released as heat to become the safe and useful servant of mankind. 

Men In Space; Gus Grissom, John Glenn and Alan Shepard, 1960s

Our World, 1955 (a Little Golden Book)

by: Jane Werner Watson

Illustrated by William Sayles

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Odhams Encyclopedia for Children, 1957