Category: 1968

Japanese poster for 100 Monsters (1968)

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

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.

A forest on Mars, illustrated by Andrei Sokolov and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. 1968 postcard from the Soviet Union.

A forest on Mars, illustrated by Andrei Sokolov and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. 1968 postcard from the Soviet Union.

Illustrations by Johnny Bruck, 1968-1970.

Illustrations by Johnny Bruck, 1968-1970.

American poster for Destroy All Monsters, 1969. Artwork by Reynold Brown.