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The launching of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in 1957 is usually cited as the beginning of the Space Age. However, Space, conceptualized as a new frontier for mankind to conquer, was already well-embedded in the human psyche and popular culture. The influence of Space can be seen, for example, in Art, movies and the design of everday utensils, automobiles, fashion, and futuristic architecture.
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'View of Saturn and its moon Tethys'
by Nikolai M. Kolchitsky, 1955
Sputnik 1, launched on
October 4, 1957
1950s tableware with
Advertisement for National
Motor Bearing Co., Inc.
Moon bridal hat, 1956
1950s 'atomic disintegrator' toy gun
Scale model spacecraft used in the 1957 movie
1950s 'sputnik' chandelier
1950s sunburst clock
Rosewood chest of drawers by
Edmund J. Spence - 1950s
Cadillac Eldorado Seville
1950s toy top with space theme
1950s Astro 8 flying saucer toy
Scene from the 1951 movie 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'
Flying saucer ashtray - patented 1954