Category: 1950s

The USSR’s Sputnik 3 satellite takes fli…

The USSR’s Sputnik 3 satellite takes flight in 1958. Illustration by Valentin Viktorov.

Lobby card for The Mysterians, 1959, directed …

Lobby card for The Mysterians, 1959, directed by Ishiro Honda. Artwork by Robert Rigg.

May 20, 1956 – Detonating at Bikini Atoll in t…

May 20, 1956 – Detonating at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, the 3.8-megaton Cherokee nuclear test was the first American airdrop of a hydrogen bomb.

“Fasten your seat belts, fellows. Get those sp…

“Fasten your seat belts, fellows. Get those space helmets clamped to your heads and hang on tight, because we’re taking off this morning on a wonderful trip to outer space.” Read on…

Close encounters, illustrated by Rolf Stehl, 1…

Close encounters, illustrated by Rolf Stehl, 1955.

Close encounters, illustrated by Rolf Stehl, 1…

Close encounters, illustrated by Rolf Stehl, 1955.

Concrete dinosaur in Bongoland at the Dunlawto…

Concrete dinosaur in Bongoland at the Dunlawton Plantation Sugar Mill, Port Orange, Florida, 1959.

(Florida Memory)

Space Ranger, 1953.

Space Ranger, 1953.

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov, first paperback edit…

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov, first paperback edition, 1956, Signet, cover art by Robert E. Schulz.

Soviet space art by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1951.

Soviet space art by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1951.