1963 Lyons Maid : Space Exploration

1963 Lyons Maid : Space Exploration



The Space Exploration card series was released in 1963 by J. Lyons & Co. Ltd. of London. One card was included with ice cream products from the Lyons Maid brand. Each card measures approximately 1.375 x 2.625 inches. The Space Album scrapbook was available by mail order.

1963 Lyons Maid Space Exploration #23 - Major Yuri Gagarin 1963 Lyons Maid Space Exploration #23 - Major Yuri Gagarin

The 40-card series features illustrations of Soviet and American astronauts and spacecraft, as well as space animals Laika (Лайка) and Ham. The depiction of Sputnik 2 is inaccurate, likely due to the limited information available.

Ham, the first chimpanzee in space, is erroneously credited as "The Monkey." Officially known as Number 65, "Chop Chop Chang" was nicknamed Ham after the Holloman Aerospace Medical Center in New Mexico. On January 31, 1961, Ham safely completed a suborbital flight aboard Mercury-Redstone 2 to an apogee of 157 miles (252.7 km).

1963 Lyons Maid Space Exploration #22 - Laika 1963 Lyons Maid Space Exploration #30 - Ham The Monkey


Checklist
1 Prof. Hermann Oberth
2 V.1
3 V.2
4 Wernher von Braun
5 Spoutnik I
6 The Atmosphere
7 Spoutnik II
8 Explorer I
9 TBA
10 Jodrell Bank Telescope
11 Spoutnik III
12 Pioneer I
13 Score
14 TBA
15 Lunik I
16 Discover I
17 Lunik II
18 Vanguard III
19 The Rocket
20 Pioneer V
21 Spoutnik VIII
22 Laika
23 Major Gagarin
24 Vostok 1
25 Commander Shepard
26 Captain Grissom
27 The American Rocket Plane
28 Major Titov
29 The Re-Entry Problem
30 Ham - "The Monkey"
31 Capsule Recovery
32 Hector - The Rat
33 Lt.-Col. Glenn
34 How it Works
35 Commander Shepard
36 Telstar
37 Major Nikolayev
38 Lt.-Col. Popovich
39 British Satellite
40 On the Moon

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