1969 Brooke Bond Canada : The Space Age (L'Âge Spatial)

1969 Brooke Bond Canada : The Space Age (L'Âge Spatial)



1969 Brooke Bond Canada : The Space Age (L'Âge Spatial)

The Space Age (L'Âge Spatial) card series was released in 1969 by Brooke Bond Canada Limited. The cards were included with Red Rose and Blue Ribbon tea and coffee from Brooke Bond Canada. The complete 48-card set was available by mail order for 50 cents, or one cent for each individual card. A fold-out poster was available from retailers.

The collection features missions from the Soviet Vostok program, Project Mercury, Project Gemini, and concept artwork for Project Apollo. The series was painted by Helmut K. Wimmer, artist for the Hayden Planetarium. The text was curated by Thomas D. Nicholson, director of the American Museum of Natural History, and Dr. Henry C. King, curator of the McLaughlin Planetarium.

1969 Brooke Bond Canada : The Space Age #15 - First Spaceman

Brooke Bond Album No. 12, The Space Age (L'Âge Spatial), was sold separately for 25 cents. The cards were lithographed in Canada by Walker Press Limited. The card text and album descriptions are printed in English and French. The images are copyrighted 1969 by National Wildlife Federation.

Checklist
1 X-15 Rocket Plane
2 Space Suit
3 Falling Stars
4 Fireball
5 Meteor Crater
6 Aurora Borealis
7 Radiation Belts
8 Rainbow
9 Sundogs
10 Observatory
11 Solar Telescope
12 Radio Telescope
13 Stratoscope 2
14 Sputnik 1
15 First Spaceman
16 Space Walk
17 Orbiting Solar Observatory
18 Communication Satellite
19 Docking in Space
20 Surveyor on the Moon
21 Moon's Surface
22 To the Moon
23 First Stage Separation
24 Third Stage Separation
25 Moon Explorers
26 Blast-off from the Moon
27 Space Rendezvous
28 Splashdown
29 The Planets
30 Solar System
31 Earth
32 Mercury
33 Venus
34 Mars
35 Jupiter
36 Saturn
37 Uranus
38 Neptune
39 Pluto
40 Halley's Comet
41 Death of a Comet
42 Sun's Surface
43 Sun's Evolution
44 Binary Star
45 Horsehead Nebula
46 Our Galaxy
47 Sun's Endless Journey
48 Galaxies

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