Monday, July 17, 2017

We Land On The Moon Coloring Book (Based on NASA'a Project Apollo): NASA's Flight to The Moon (1969)



We Land on the Moon Coloring Book Based on NASA's Project Apollo : NASA's Flight to The Moon. [Happiness Coloring Book Series] Solar Communications, Inc 1969. 114 pp. #1056

 This coloring book highlighted the Apollo Flight crews.








Friday, July 14, 2017

We Land On The Moon Coloring Book (Based on NASA'a Project Apollo): The Earth From Space (1969)



We Land on the Moon Coloring Book Based on NASA's Project Apollo : The Earth from Space. [Happiness Coloring Book Series] Solar Communications, Inc 1969. 114 pp. #1055.

This coloring book could also be called "things that orbit the earth that are not unmanned satellites" It features a large number of possible space station designs.

 A great illustration of the Apollo pieces being used with a space station.





 An "old school" design from Von Braun and Bonestell.

 Again something interesting: "A manned space telescope."
 Compare this to the illustration of Skylab (3?) below:


 "The Space Bus"

 A nice series of space vehicles.






Monday, July 10, 2017

We Land On The Moon Coloring Book (Based on NASA'a Project Apollo): The Astronauts in Training (1969)



We Land on the Moon Coloring Book Based on NASA's Project Apollo : The Astronauts in Training. [Happiness Coloring Book Series] Solar Communications, Inc 1969. 114 pp. #1054.

 The one in the series is focused on the astronauts themselves and their training. First off is the proposed Apollo 12 flight crew.

 These focus on astronaut training over the years leading up to the moon landing.





And a final "shot" of the Apollo 11 astronauts before their flight.

Friday, July 7, 2017

We Land On The Moon Coloring Book (Based on NASA'a Project Apollo): Exploration of the Moon (1969)


We Land on the Moon Coloring Book Based on NASA's Project Apollo : Exploration of the Moon. [Happiness Coloring Book Series] Solar Communications, Inc 1969. 114 pp. #1053

This is the best of the books for great futuristic illustrations of Moon exploration. They chose many of the possible vehicles and habitats.


The vehicle is familiar but I enjoy the moon backdrop.


































The planned city seems rather generic rather than moon-based (pun intended)
I do wonder about the underwater laboratory in the moon crater lake. It seems like a lot of water to get to the moon but it would be a shield.  It also might be copied from very different futuristic illustrations. But heck anything to get dolphins on the moon!




















I don't remember seeing this concept before, using the command module as a base for surveying instruments.
I also enjoy the "square" space station.