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John Sisson
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In case of emergency please be quiet, I am a Quaker
In case of emergency please be quiet, I am a Quaker

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My Weekly Reader Feb 29, 1960 "A-bombing for Peace" , "Moon relay", and "New engine for satellites"


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From Car to Space Ship (1954?)
This is a bit of a "mystery book". I don't have a date on it so I have to guess it might be mid-1950s. It also seems more British than American so there is that. It is only 10 pages. It displays a lovely streamlined design sense for future vehicles. The veh...

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Mike Mars Flies the X-15 (1961)
A bit of "science-faction" today. There was a lot of space fiction in the 1950s and 1960s, one series that seemed very timely and stands out in the memories of children was/is the "Mike Mars" series. The series was:  (1961) Mike Mars: Astronaut (1961) Mike ...

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My Weekly Reader Oct 26 & Nov 2 1959 "Moon Gardens" & "Bounce Me a Phone Call"
More 1959 My Weekly Reader articles. First is Oct 26 and an article about hydroponics and astronauts growing food on the Moon, plus a couple of short news items. The second is from Nov 2 1959 An article about early satellite "reflection" of telephone and te...

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Laika (1962)
This book is a fictional story about a "space dog".  I think they used the name Laika for recognition. I don't read Italian (I am not even sure that is the language) but wanted to share some delightful illustrations.  Laika the Space Dog. Teresa Noce. Illus...

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Peter's Adventure in Space (1952)
A bit of fun fiction today, a give-away comic from 1952.  These were usually generic and then the business giving them away would print information about itself on the back. Peter's Adventure in Space 10 pp.  8"X5" 1952 The seems to have been given away by ...

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My Weekly Reader Oct 12, 1959 "Flight of the Mysterious X-15"
Another "space" article but really about the X-15 and it's possible future as a space vehicle. "The rocket ship is expected to carry the first man into space, perhaps in 1960." "The flight will pave the way for sending a man in orbit around the earth."
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