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July 21, 1961 – On the Mercury-Redstone 4 miss…

July 21, 1961 – On the Mercury-Redstone 4 mission, astronaut Gus Grissom became the second American to fly in space. Featured in a 1963 Topps trading card.

1957 space card from Topps.

1957 space card from Topps.

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1957 space card from Topps.

1957 space card from Topps.

ROCKET JET HEAT — A 1957 space card from Topps…

ROCKET JET HEAT — A 1957 space card from Topps. From the reverse side: “The glaring white hot jets melt the rocks below producing a small man made moon volcano. Rocks bubble and run off through crags and crevices. Finally the spidery steel legs of the space ship touch down! Reports are flashed back to the control center on earth and the news goes all over the world. Man has landed on the moon!”

The Moon-surveying squad in action, illustrated in a 1957…

The Moon-surveying squad in action, illustrated in a 1957 trading card from Topps.

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July 21, 1961 – On the Mercury-Redstone 4 mission,…

July 21, 1961 – On the Mercury-Redstone 4 mission, astronaut Gus Grissom became the second American to fly in space. Featured in a 1963 Topps trading card.