1962 Nestlé's Space Club : Conquest of Space

1962 Nestlé's Space Club : Conquest of Space

1962 Nestle's Space Club : Conquest of Space

Nestlé's Space Club cards were released in 1962 by The Nestlé Company of Australia Ltd. The 100-card series and Conquest of Space collector album was authored by John Gunn, A.R.AeS. The album was printed in Australia by W.C. Penfold & Co. Pty. Ltd.

The series includes official photographs from the U.S. armed forces and NASA. Illustrations were provided by the United States Information Society in Sydney with additional drawings by Derek Morgan. Photographs of rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard were provided by Mrs. Goddard.

The cards come in various sizes; most measure approximately 1.5 x 2.4 inches (38 x 60 mm). One of 90 cards were included with each Nestlé chocolate bar. The hardcover Conquest of Space album included ten oversized cards *, each measuring approximately 3 x 5.4 inches (76 x 137 mm).

1962 Nestle Space Club #34 - Roumanian stamp of animal space travellers

Soviet space dog Otvazhnaya (Отважная) and Marfusha (Марфуша), the first rabbit in space, are depicted on a Romanian postage stamp. Marfusha, Otvazhnaya, and Snezhinka (Снежинка) were launched into suborbital space aboard a R-2A sounding rocket on July 2, 1959.

1962 Nestle Space Club #37 - U.S. space monkey Ham has medical checkup

Ham, the first hominid in space, is erroneously credited as a monkey. On January 31, 1961, the chimpanzee was tested in suborbital space aboard the Mercury No. 5 spacecraft. Officially known as Number 65, "Chop Chop Chang" was nicknamed Ham after the Holloman Aerospace Medical Center in New Mexico.

1 The fall of Icarus, an early legend of flight.
2 * Man's first powered, controlled flight by the Wright brothers
3 The Great Bear Constellation.
4 Heavenly bodies helped site some pyramids.
5 Sun's noon shadow shows north-south line.
6 The pull of the Sun and the Moon causes tides.
7 * The first manned free flight in history took place in France in 1783.
8 Transmitter and van, Muchea, W. Australia.
9 At Muchea, W.A. – Project Mercury equipment.
10 X-15 space plane and B52 "mother" aircraft.
11 The X-15, designed for speeds of over 4,000 m.p.h.
12 Dr. Robert H. Goddard, pioneer of modern rocketry.
13 Russian Ziolkovsky's early space ship design.
14 * Early space fiction by writer Cyrano de Bergerac
15 Monaco stamp honours writer Jules Verne.
16 U.S. space suit for heat and height protection.
17 U.S. youngsters make and fire own rockets.
18 Kinetheodolite can track satellites by eye.
19 Jindivik MK2B pilotless target aircraft.
20 Russian stamp honours Lunik I moon rocket.
21 U.S. Titan missile "silo" launch.
22 * Thor, Snark, Jupiter surface-to-surface missiles.
23 Atlas family. The Atlas was America's first ICBM.
24 * Four U.S. "Nike" guided missiles on launchers
25 "Bloodhound", a British ground-to-air guided missile.
26 "Thor" missile, 62 ft. high, has 2,000 miles range.
27 The U.S.N. nuclear submarine "Patrick Henry".
28 Jupiter missile, also used for space rocketry.
29 * Polaris missile, launched from submarines.
30 "Blue Water", British short range missile.
31 Sputnik I, launched by Russia on 4th October, 1957.
32 First Russian author on space, Ziolkovsky.
33 Model of Sputnik II, launched 3rd November, 1957.
34 Roumanian stamp of animal space travellers.
35 Parachute jump from 20 miles up.
36 Gondola of U.S. high altitude balloon.
37 U.S. space monkey Ham has medical checkup.
38 U.S. Vanguard ready for launching.
39 * The orbits of some early artificial satellites.
40 Wind tunnel test of manned space capsule.
42 Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, second U.S. spaceman.
43 Mercury space capsule practice water landing.
44 Centrifuge produces high "g" forces on man.
45 Device to simulate capsule pitch and yaw.
46 Artist's impression of Mercury escape capsule.
47 Major Yuri Gagarin, first Soviet spaceman.
48 Weightlessness experiments in aircraft.
49 Last stage of a Soviet Rocket
50 Major Herman Titov, Russia's second spaceman.
51 * Orbits of planets in our solar system
52 Relative sizes of planets to scale.
53 Earth's shadow causes eclipse of the Moon
54 "Strong Arm", an example of a research rocket.
55 Echo I, Communications Satellite.
56 Giant Jadrell Bank Radio Telescope.
57 Stamp honours Russia's Venus space probe.
58 Earth's two neighbors, Venus and Mars.
59 Saturn's famous "rings" form perfect plane.
61 Artist's impression of scene on Moon's surface.
62 Lunik II stamp. Probe hit Moon September, 1959.
63 Diagram showing how typical rocket works.
64 Diagram showing meaning of "mass ratio".
65 * Diagram of typical three-stage rocket
66 Diagram of "speed/mass ratio" relationship.
67 Artist's impression of landing on the Moon.
68 Czech stamp of Lunik III, which took Moon photos.
69 Russian space vehicle photographing Moon.
70 Russian "moon photograph" satellite model.
71 Mars spaceship concept by Dr. von Braun.
72 Impression of four-man Atlas space station.
73 Martin Company steel space ship for five.
74 Stuhlinger’s electrically powered spaceship.
75 Drawing of new crew arriving at space station.
76 * U.S. Army Courier satellite
77 Giant electronic computers
78 Antenna "listens" to distant Courier message.
79 Closeup of Mercury Atlas nose cone.
80 Mercury Redstone, pre-launch picture.
81 Pioneer space probe payload package.
82 Explorer VIII satellite on Juno II.
83 Pioneer III on NASA space probe Juno II.
84 A United Kingdom rocket, Black Knight.
85 Discoverer satellites prove vehicle designs.
86 USAF Air Force Captain
88 Pioneer V with solar power paddlewheels.
90 Major D. Simons U.S.A.F. balloon reached 102,000 feet.
91 Alternate design for Mars spaceship.
92 SNAP generator provides atomic power.
93 Artist's impression to the Moon and back.
94 "Discoverer" with 2 SNAP I-A generators.
95 Solar "sails" turn sunlight into electricity.
96 Artist's impression of nuclear space station.
97 Impression of an orbiting space station.
98 * Artist illustrates building of space station.
99 Dynasoar in piloted near-orbital flight.
100 A special Titan boosts Dynasoar space glider.

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