Category: space age

“Nuclear powered interplanetary towage s…

“Nuclear powered interplanetary towage space ship.” Concept art by John Sentovic for General Dynamics, 1958.

The art of Johnny Bruck (1921-1995)

The art of Johnny Bruck (1921-1995)

In the mid-1960s, a flight attendant for Brani…

In the mid-1960s, a flight attendant for Braniff Airways wears a uniform created by designer Emilio Pucci. The bubble helmet was meant to protect hairdos on windy tarmacs as it was most definitely also meant to just look cool and space-y.

(Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum)

1966 Boeing promotional art.

1966 Boeing promotional art.

From The Boys Book of Science and Invention, 1…

From The Boys Book of Science and Invention, 1957.

(Dreams of Space)

Future Apollo astronauts pilot their way to th…

Future Apollo astronauts pilot their way to the lunar surface in Robert Watts concept art for Ryan Aeronautical, 1960s.

Atlas missile test 14D at Cape Canaveral, Augu…

Atlas missile test 14D at Cape Canaveral, August 11, 1959. Courtesy of San Diego Air & Space Museum.

Scenes from Project Mercury, 1959-1963.

Scenes from Project Mercury, 1959-1963.

Future humans land on Mars in 1965 concept art…

Future humans land on Mars in 1965 concept art from NASA and Philco Aeronutronic.

Model of an Apollo Saturn 1B rocket in the NAS…

Model of an Apollo Saturn 1B rocket in the NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia, March 2, 1963.