Category: space age

Behold the Futura, a 1955 concept car from Lin…

Behold the Futura, a 1955 concept car from Lincoln. After making the rounds at car shows, it was later converted by custom-car legend George Barris into the iconic Batmobile for the 1960s TV series.

(X-Ray Delta One)

Aliens by Johnny Bruck.

Aliens by Johnny Bruck.

Desperate spacemen, illustrated by Johnny Bruc…

Desperate spacemen, illustrated by Johnny Bruck.

Saturn as seen from Titan, painted by Chesley …

Saturn as seen from Titan, painted by Chesley Bonestell, 1948.

“Fasten your seat belts, fellows. Get those sp…

“Fasten your seat belts, fellows. Get those space helmets clamped to your heads and hang on tight, because we’re taking off this morning on a wonderful trip to outer space.” Read on…

A future spacecraft surveys an alien world whe…

A future spacecraft surveys an alien world where massive crystals and bacterial mists flourish in the alternating light of two suns. Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov on a 1963 postcard.

1965 Soviet postcard with space art by Andrei …

1965 Soviet postcard with space art by Andrei Sokolov.

Illustrations by Johnny Bruck, 1968-1970.

Illustrations by Johnny Bruck, 1968-1970.

Illustrations by Johnny Bruck, 1968-1970.

Illustrations by Johnny Bruck, 1968-1970.

Happy Cosmonautics Day! On April 12, 1961, Yur…

Happy Cosmonautics Day! On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. (Poster art by Valentin Viktorov.)