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Monday
May282007

Space Station X-1 (circa 1955)


The image above is from an insert in the Walt Disney Treasures - Tomorrowland: Disney in Space and Beyond DVD set. The image was used in Disneyland as the poster for the Space Station X-1 attraction.

Space Station X-1 invited Disneyland guests to circle the earth from fifty miles up for a satellite view of America.

See also:
Tomorrowland, Disneyland Opening Day (1955)
Walt Disney Explaining the Carousel of Progress to General Electric (1964)

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What guests actually viewed from Space Station X-1 was a very large painted panorama designed by Disney motion picture matte artist Peter Ellenshaw. The circular painting was viewed via a large rotating doughnut-shaped platform that carried guests from one coast of America to the other, culminating in a beautiful sunset over California. Many natural features in the earth's surface - such as the Grand Canyon and Rocky Mountains - were visible.
I would like to have seen this!

November 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKevin Kidney

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