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First Americans on Mars (1964)

The 1964 book Rockets to Explore the Unknown contains some amazing illustrations by George Bakacs of what people thought spacesuits, rockets and even TVs of the future would look like. The image above depicts the first Americans on Mars.

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I've always enjoyed coming to your site. That is some great artwork. I just started a classic scooter blog myself. I'm searching the internet for other cool retro type sites and decided this is a good blog to link to.

September 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZain

No matter what the gravity on Mars is, that is an awful escalator to climb in a suit as clumsy as these.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTimeFlies

Are you sure they didn't land on Mercury? The Sun is way too big in that sky to be Mars, which as everyone knows is farther from the Sun than Earth. Plus the landscape looks almost melted as if from some great source of heat.

But what really matters is that the Stars and Stripes are bigger than anything else in the image, hooray!

Can you reproduce more artwork from this book, please? My chances of having the actual work are slim, so your assistance in this arena would be most appreciated.

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge Jetson

In the future, perspective and proportion will not exist.

September 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNoah

In the past they are very futuristic about the other planet mission and steps of man on the known planets.It takes more time for the human race to put leg on the mars.

regime hyperproteine

October 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterneil

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