Rocket Dreams, circa 1947

Going straight up to 202,000 feet, in the U. S. Army Air Force, ad circa 1947

It’s hard to imagine rocketing straight up to 202,000 feet altitude… but then again, it’s hard (for me) to imagine a U. S. Army Air Force, though I know perfectly well there was one (paging Mr. von Braun….)

A very uplifting HAHAHA I MAKE JOKE recruiting advertisement from 1947. For more awesome retro-space advertisements, I highly recommend Megan Prellinger’s book, Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962.

Image via The Retronaut. Hat tip to @terrazoom for the link!

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