Category: 1950s

Art by Jack Kirby and Al Williamson for the co…

Art by Jack Kirby and Al Williamson for the cover of Race for the Moon, #3, Harvey Comics, 1958.

Silk-screen poster for Conquest of Space, 1955…

Silk-screen poster for Conquest of Space, 1955.

Rudolph Belarski cover art for Orbit Science F…

Rudolph Belarski cover art for Orbit Science Fiction, September 1953.

“Within the Venusian atmosphere.” …

“Within the Venusian atmosphere.” Virgil Finlay illustration for The Complete Book of Space Travel, 1956.

“Within the Venusian atmosphere.” …

“Within the Venusian atmosphere.” Virgil Finlay illustration for The Complete Book of Space Travel, 1956.

A “lunar unicycle“ in Space Age ad art by Fran…

A “lunar unicycle“ in Space Age ad art by Frank Tinsley for American Bosch Arma Corporation, 1958.

French poster for Spaceman contre satellites (…

French poster for Spaceman contre satellites (1958)

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.