Friday, December 21, 2007

Space Suit (1956)


This image of the space suit of the future appeared in the 1956 book The Complete Book of Space Travel. For anyone that has ever been to the Minnesota History Center you may also recognize it as part of the space exhibit there.

See also:
The Complete Book of Space Travel (1956)
Closer Than We Think! Space Coveralls (1960)
Wernher von Braun's Space Shuttle (1950s)
Mars and Beyond (1957)
Man and the Moon (1955)

4 comments:

Britt said...

Yeek! Is he using waldoes, or are are the Fingers of the Future much skinnier than the Fingers of Today?

Aaron T. said...

Those are some rather... suggestive tools he has hanging from his belt...

Jeff said...

wow, that's a beautiful Virgil Finlay drawing -- cool!

guppy said...

Looks like the suits in 'Assignment Outer Space' starring the incomparable Rik Van Nutter, directed by Anthony Dawson ( a.k.a Antonio Margheriti) .

http://www.oldies.com/i/boxart/simu/41/089218411396.jpg

I like the suits in Voyage to a Prehistoric Planet (re-editted form of Planet Bur)

http://www.oldies.com/i/boxart/large/41/089218417190.jpg