1963 Gelles-Widmer : Teach-Me Astronauts Space Cards

"The Exciting Story of Man in Space"

1963 Gelles-Widmer : Teach-Me Astronauts Space Cards

Teach-Me Astronauts Space Cards were released by the Gelles-Widmer Co. in 1963. The series was sold in boxes of 48 flashcards. The card text was authored by Frank O'Hasson. Each card measures 3 x 6 inches. The flashcard series features official NASA photographs of Project Mercury and Project Gemini astronauts.

1963 Teach-Me Astronauts Space Cards #4 - Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr 1963 Teach-Me Astronauts Space Cards #5 - Virgil I. Grissom (Gus) 1963 Teach-Me Astronauts Space Cards #6 - John Herschel Glenn, Jr

A similar flashcard series, Astronauts I.D. Cards, was released in 1963 by the McGraw-Hill Book Company. Both sets include the earliest known appearance of Project Gemini astronauts in a collectible card series. NASA Astronaut Group 2, known as "The New Nine," appear in a press photograph from September 17, 1962.

1963 McGraw-Hill : Astronauts I.D. Cards - NASA Astronaut Group 2
"Second Group of Astronauts"

Back row, L–R: Elliot See, Jim McDivitt, Jim Lovell, Ed White, Tom Stafford. Front row: Pete Conrad, Frank Borman, Neil Armstrong, John Young.

2 Project Mercury
3 The First Astronauts
4 Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.
5 Virgil I. Grissom (Gus)
6 John Herschel Glenn, Jr.
7 Malcolm Scott Carpenter
8 Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.
9 Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr.
10 Donald Kent Slayton
11 Second Group of Astronauts
12 Our Air Ocean
13 Problems of Space
14 Mercury Spacecraft
15 The Rocket
16 Escape Velocity
17 Liquid Fuels
18 Solid Fuels
19 Cape Canaveral
20 Launching Pads
21 Little Joe
22 Redstone and Atlas
23 Unmanned Test Flights
24 Satellites
25 Manned Ballistic Flight – Alan Shepard, Jr.
26 Manned Ballistic Flight – Virgil Grissom
27 Manned Orbit Problems
28 Communication
29 Tracking
30 Recovery
31 Manned Orbital – John Glenn, Jr.
32 Manned Orbital – Scott Carpenter
33 Manned Orbital Flight – Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
34 Manned Orbital – Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr.
35 The Astronaut – Physical Forces
36 Are you an Astronaut?
37 The Astronaut – Space Navigation
38 The Astronaut – Living in Space
39 Our Next Step
40 Gemini's Other Tasks
41 Moon Exploration
42 Moon Surface Problems
43 Moon Landing
44 Our Solar System
45 Power from the Sun
46 Soaring into Space
47 Mariner II Trip to Venus
48 The Race to Space
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