1979–1980 National Geographic World : Spacecraft Series

1979–1980 National Geographic World : Spacecraft Series



1979 National Geographic : Spacecraft Series #9 - Space Shuttle Orbiter

The Spacecraft Series was distributed from 1979–1980 by National Geographic World magazine. The perforated cards were included with each monthly issue, printed with various other subjects. The 18-card Spacecraft Series showcases the history of NASA probes and vehicles from Mercury-Atlas 6 spacecraft Friendship 7 to the test Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-101).

1979 National Geographic : Spacecraft Series #1 - Lunar Rover

Apollo 17 Commander Eugene A. Cernan is pictured driving the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV-3) on December 12, 1972. The LRV travelled 22.2 miles (35.7 kilometers) before being abandoned in the Taurus–Littrow lunar valley.

1979 National Geographic : Spacecraft Series #11 - Soyuz 19

The Soyuz 7K-TM No.75 spacecraft is pictured prior to docking with Apollo CSM-111 on July 19, 1975. The nine-day Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) was the first international crewed spaceflight. The joint mission tested the compatibility of Soviet and American docking systems.


Spacecraft Series
1 Lunar Rover
2 TIROS 8
3 Friendship 7
4 Skylab
5 Gemini 7
6 Helios 1
7 Lageos
8 Viking 1 Lander
9 Space Shuttle Orbiter
10 Advanced Westar
11 Soyuz 19
12 Apollo 15 and Saturn V
13 Javelin
14 Agena D
15 Pioneer Venus Multiprobe
16 Advanced Vela
17 Apollo 11 Lunar Module
18 International Sun-Earth Explorer 3


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