1963 Chocolat Jacques : L'Astronautique: A l'assaut des étoiles!

1963 Chocolat Jacques : L'Astronautique: A l'assaut des étoiles!



1963 Chocolat Jacques : L'Astronautique: A l'assaut des étoiles!

L'Astronautique: A l'assaut des étoiles! (Stormloop naar de sterren! / Rush to the stars!) was published in 1963 by Chocolat Jacques of Belgium. The 144-card base series showcases the history of space exploration from Sputnik 1 to Mercury-Atlas 8. Each base card measures approximately 4.8 x 7 cm. The collection includes 13 additional oversized panels, each measuring 8.5 x 12.5 cm.

1963 Chocolat Jacques : L'Astronautique: A l'assaut des etoiles! #65 - Soviet space dog

The base cards were included with bars of Jacques Superchocolat. The oversized cards were included with 200g and 400g chocolate products. A 36-page L'Astronautique collector album was sold separately. The card text and album descriptions are printed in French and Belgian Dutch.

The base collection features Soviet cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin, Gherman Titov, Andriyan Nikolayev, and Pavel Popovich. The Mercury astronauts featured are Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, and Wally Schirra. The oversized set includes portraits of Wernher von Braun, Yuri Gargarin, Valentina Tereshkova, John Glenn, and a diagram of Alan Shepard's Freedom 7 flight.

1963 Chocolat Jacques : L'Astronautique: A l'assaut des etoiles! #23 - Joseph A. Walker

The series includes an image of X-15 pilot Joseph A. Walker, the first person to fly an airplane above the Kármán line of 62 miles (100 km). The card is erroneously credited as X-15 pilot Scott Crossfield. The X-15-1 and X-15-2 aircraft were first piloted by Scott Crossfield in 1959.

In 1963, Walker completed three sub-orbital flights over the U.S. recognized space boundary of 50 miles, with two flights surpassing the Kármán line. Walker was posthumously awarded NASA Astronaut Wings on August 23, 2005.

1963 Chocolat Jacques : L'Astronautique: A l'assaut des etoiles! #64 - Sputnik 5, Belka

Also included are space animals Belka and Enos. Belka (Белка) and Strelka (Стрелка) were the first mammals to be successfully recovered from orbit. Korabl-Sputnik 2, also known as Sputnik 5, launched on August 19, 1960, and completed 17 orbits before returning to Earth the next day.

Enos was the third hominid and the only chimpanzee to orbit the Earth. Enos completed two orbits aboard Mercury-Atlas 5 on November 29, 1961.

1963 Chocolat Jacques : L'Astronautique: A l'assaut des etoiles! #64 - Sputnik 5, Belka


The checklist not a direct translation of the card text. Identifications and corrections are included.

Checklist
1 Age old dream
2 Francisco Goya, Modo de volar
3 Wan Hu
4 Chinese fire arrows
5 Francis Godwin, The Man in the Moone
6 Siege of Sevastopol
7 Jules Verne, From the Earth to the Moon
8 Jules Verne, From the Earth to the Moon
9 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
10 Hermann Oberth
11 Robert Esnault-Pelterie
12 Robert H. Goddard
13 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
14 Boeing 727
15 Boeing 707
16 Short SC.1
17 Lockheed XV-4 Hummingbird
18 Hovercraft
19 North American XB-70 Valkyrie
20 Convair B-58 Hustler
21 Convair: Year 1970
22 Sud Aviation Super-Caravelle
23 Scott Crossfield, X-15 (Joseph A. Walker)
24 North American X-15
25 Blue Scout
26 V-2
27 Jupiter-C
28 Rocket engine
29 Atmosphere
30 Vanguard
31 Thor-Able
32 Rocket staging
33 Sputnik 1
34 Sputnik 1 orbit
35 Explorer 4
36 Discoverer 17
37 Transit 4-A
38 Underground missile silo
39 Polaris
40 Titan
41 LGM-30 Minuteman
42 CIM-10 Bomarc
43 Véronique
44 Bristol Bloodhound
45 MIDAS
46 Nike Hercules
47 Regulus I
48 Soviet 2P19 Scud
49 Soviet A-4
50 Martin Pershing
51 Missile Mail
52 Pioneer 5
53 Pioneer assembly
54 TIROS
55 Nimbus
56 Is it a star?, Echo 1
57 Echo 1
58 Relay
59 Andover Earth Station
60 Advent
61 The Titans
62 Antoine Lavoisier
63 Seat for spaceship
64 Sputnik 5, Belka
65 Soviet space dog
66 Enos
67 Johnsville Centrifuge
68 Soundproof room
69 Artificial Meteorite, Mercury spacecraft
70 Alan Shepard
71 Virgil "Gus" Grissom
72 Gherman Titov
73 Scott Carpenter
74 Andriyan Nikolayev
75 Pavel Popovich
76 Walter Schirra
77 Countdown
78 Mercury spacecraft control
79 Mercury-Redstone
80 Walter Schirra
81 Gravity
82 Space meal
83 SM-65A Atlas
84 Redstone
85 Yuri Gagarin, Vostok 1
86 Vostok 3, Vostok 4
87 Mercury spacecraft reentry
88 Mercury spacecraft recovery
89 Alan Shepard, Freedom 7 recovery
90 John Glenn, Friendship 7 orbital path
91 Pythagoras
92 Sir Issac Newton
93 Edmond Halley
94 Camille Flammarion, L'atmosphère : météorologie populaire
95 Solar System
96 Centrifugal force
97 Nebula
98 Star Nebula HV-24
99 Radio telescope
100 Observatory
101 Luna 1
102 Moonlight
103 Luna 2
104 Moon
105 Luna 3
106 Moon
107 Moon Phases
108 Launch
109 Rocket comparisons
110 Capsule concept
111 Space station concept
112 Earth to Moon
113 Lunar probe
114 Lunar robot concept
115 Lunar rover concept
116 Moon concept
117 Moon concept
118 Moon concept
119 Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar
120 Spaceship concept
121 Spaceship concept
122 Spaceship concept
123 Spaceship concept
124 Space station concept
125 Space station concept
126 Orbits of Earth and Mars
127 Mars
128 Space station concept
129 Venera 1
130 Venus
131 Venera 2
132 Venera 3
133 Jupiter probe concept
134 Meteorites
135 Alien concept
136 Venusian alien concept
137 UFO concept
138 Temple of Apollo
139 Sodom and Gomorrah
140 Astrologer
141 Jet pack concept
142 Laser guidance
143 Chinese mobile launcher
144 Missile array
Oversized
Jules Verne
Wernher von Braun
Boeing B-52, North American X-15
Foolish Nuclear Energy
Ready for Space...
Yuri Gagarin
Alan Shepard, Freedom 7
John Glenn
Valentina Tereshkova
Telstar
Lunar module concept
Soviet Photon Rocket concept
Spacewalk concept

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