Category: 1954

The Lockheed XFV-1, circa 1954.

The Lockheed XFV-1, circa 1954.

Santa goes the distance to make holiday delive…

Santa goes the distance to make holiday deliveries in Ed Emshwiller cover art for the Christmas issue of Galaxy magazine, December 1954.

Ed Emshwiller cover art for the Christmas issu…

Ed Emshwiller cover art for the Christmas issue of Galaxy, December 1954.

Target Earth invaded theaters on this day in 1…

Target Earth invaded theaters on this day in 1954.

1954 Danish poster for The War of the Worlds.

1954 Danish poster for The War of the Worlds.

Italian poster art by Carlantonio Longi for To…

Italian poster art by Carlantonio Longi for Tobor the Great, 1954.

August 1, 1954 – The Convair XFY-1 Pogo …

August 1, 1954 – The Convair XFY-1 Pogo made its first vertical takeoff and landing. The test pilot said, “It’s awful hard to fly an airplane looking over your shoulder.” (via)

TODAY IN HISTORY: The sci-fi classic Them! cra…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The sci-fi classic Them! crawled into theaters on June 16, 1954.

Alex Schomburg cover art of Fantastic Universe…

Alex Schomburg cover art of Fantastic Universe, July 1954.

Soviet space art by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1954.

Soviet space art by Nikolai Kolchitsky, 1954.