1962 ... Space Race

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vostok_3KA#Vostok_3KA

Much of the Space Race of the early 1960's was about which side had the bigger rockets. Putting men in space was a noble cause but they were riding into orbit aboard modified Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). So a three ton Vostok manned capsule represented a considerable ability to throw H-bombs at the other side of the planet.


1 comment:

Autumnforest said...

Interesting perspective. That was the year of my birth. I always thought of myself as being born into a very innocent simple world. I always forget the Cold War was well and truly afoot. Guess it wasn't that idyllic with The Bomb hanging over us. Stylish cover, BTW.