Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Your trip to Mars

From the August, 1952 issue of PAGEANT magazine, another science fiction-like "fact" article on a future in space.

Many postwar magazines ran articles about the world of the future, which ignored what such ventures would cost. Trips to Mars, powered by atomic engines, in spaceships like giant ocean liners, are fanciful. But when "predicted" by men like Alexander de Seversky, a former fighter pilot from World War II and successful aircraft designer, it gave an air of credibility to the fancy.

You can read about de Seversky in this Sunday comics feature, and then his article about your trip to Mars. That trip was supposed to have happened before the turn of the 21st Century, so take it for what it's worth.

Copyright © 1952 Hillman Periodicals, Inc.

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