Category: 1960s

Frankenstein Conquers the World, aka Frankenstein vs. Baragon (Toho, 1965)

Apollo 7 launches from Cape Canaveral on this day in 1968. It’s the first human spaceflight of Project Apollo.

Ed Valigursky cover art for The Ballad of Beta-2 by Emil Petaja, 1965.

The world of tomorrow, circa 2024, on display in GM’s Futurama exhibit at the New York World’s Fair, 1964.

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, designed by Louis Kahn, constructed in 1963.


Aerospace concept art of the 1960s.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

August 5, 1968: Apollo 7 astronauts Walter Cunningham, Donn Eisele, and Wally Schirra stand on the deck of the NASA Motor Vessel Retriever after suiting up for splashdown training in the Gulf of Mexico. (NASA)

August 5, 1968 – “Apollo Spacecraft 101 Command/Service Modules being moved into position for mating with Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter (SLA)-5 in the Kennedy Space Center’s Manned Spacecraft Operations Building. Apollo Spacecraft 101 will be flown on the first manned Apollo space mission, Apollo 7 (Spacecraft 101/Saturn 205).“ (NASA)

On the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Operating the “planetarium machine” at Griffith Park Observatory, 1960.

(USC Libraries)