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VENTURE INTO SPACE booklet
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The United States space program began in the mid-1950s when the Air Force began working on satellite systems for reconnaissance efforts and for scientific advancement. It was a widely held belief that the country which first made significant achievements in space travel would be recognized as the world leader in military and scientific pursuits.

Many feel that the United States did not exploit its initial postwar advantage over Soviet technology. There is evidence to support the conclusion that American science could have pushed the nation into the space age ahead of the Russians. The key event was the successful launch of a satellite, and the U.S. failed to take the initiative. There would have been enormous advantages to such an undertaking: enhanced national prestige, a lead in the space race, and benefits to national security. The U.S. was dismayed when the Soviets put up Sputnik in October 1957 and in the furor that followed, an epidemic of 'space fever' swept our nation.

At the height of the space race, the American Oil Company published this beautifully illustrated informational booklet. As the title suggests, it deals with outer space and our attempts to explore and conquer this vast and unknown territory. When unfolded, it becomes a huge wall-size poster.
 
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Product ID 102
Category Advertising, Automobiles, Books/Magazines, Early Technology, Ephemera
Circa 1950
Condition near mint
Price 275.00
 
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