1971 Brooke Bond : The Race into Space Picture Cards

1971 Brooke Bond : The Race into Space Picture Cards

Man's first 50 steps into the universe


The Race into Space Picture Cards were published in 1971 by Brooke Bond Oxo Ltd. of Surrey. The 50-card series was distributed for free with purchases of Brooke Bond Tea. The Picture Card collector album was sold separately for five pence. A fold-out wallchart was available from retailers.

1971 Brooke Bond : The Race into Space #1 - Sputnik 1
Vostok 1

The series showcases the history of space exploration from the launch of Sputnik 1 to Skylab and the Viking probes. The picture cards were illustrated by David Lawson. The text was authored by Kenneth Gatland and Michael Wilson. The collector album cover was painted by Roy Cross. The album pages were illustrated by Howard Dyke and Clive Harris. The album foreword was authored by astronomer Patrick Moore.

Each card measures approximately 69 x 37 mm. The card text on the 1971 release is printed in blue ink. A reprint series issued in 1974 contains card text printed in black ink.

1971 Brooke Bond : The Race into Space #34 - Apollo CSM
Apollo Command and Service Module


Checklist
1 Sputnik 1
2 Explorer 1
3 Discoverer
4 Transit
5 Echo 1
6 Vostok
7 Vostok on launch pad
8 Mercury
9 Cosmos
10 Ariel 1
11 Telstar 1
12 Zond
13 Ranger 3
14 Nimbus 1
15 Voskhod
16 Pegasus
17 Gemini 3
18 Early Bird
19 Molniya
20 Luna
21 Meteor
22 Surveyor 3
23 Lunar Orbiter
24 Intelsat 3
25 Venera
26 ATS-3
27 Mariner 4
28 The Goldstone Mars Station
29 Defence Satellites
30 Soviet Space Tracking
31 Soyuz
32 Soyuz Recovery
33 Saturn V at Cape Kennedy
34 Apollo Command and Service Modules
35 Apollo Lunar Module
36 Apollo Parachute Recovery
37 HEOS (Highly Eccentric Orbit Satellite)
38 Asterix-Diadème (Diamant)
39 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2
40 Small Space Launchers
41 Europa 1
42 Lunar Roving Vehicle
43 Skylab
44 Viking
45 12-man Space Station
46 Space Shuttle
47 The Grand Tour
48 Lunar Shuttle
49 Moon Base
50 The Manned Flight to Mars

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