A Glimpse of Old Cape Kennedy
Im a child of the shuttle era, but I grew up reading the tales of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. That heady time in the 1960s was so foreign to a teenager growing up in the age of personal computers and Internet access: people glued to television sets watching space shots. Newspapers carrying pages upon pages of space content, rather than small mentions.
My favourite book symbolizing what this era was like at least, from the starry-eyed optimists point of view was This Is Cape Canaveral, a childrens book first published in 1963 and subsequently republished under the names This Is Cape Kennedy and This Is The Way To The Moon.
Writer and illustratorMiroslav Sasek portrays the crowds, era and missile-obsessed businesses with a taste of humour and a keen eye for detail. Its attention that his... [via Universe Today]