50 years ago today, Apollo 11 and its crew were at the half way stage in their journey from Earth orbit to lunar orbit in their Command Service Module, Columbia.
10 years ago on downthetubes, Jeremy Briggs wrote a 40th anniversary day-by-day celebration series of articles marking the Apollo 11 mission, featuring contemporary British comics and illustrations – and you can read his 18th July 1969 entry here, which spotlights the Command Service Module, Columbia.
Some of the images used in my look back at Apollo 11, 50 years on, are taken from The Race Into Space cards given away in Brooke Bond tea packets in 1971. An album, illustrated by Roy Cross, was issued to accompany the cards, illustrated by David Lawson, which you can buy here from the London Cigarette Card Company.
• The Space Race from Audible on Amazon (Affiliate Link)
• “Moon Landing 40th Anniversary: A Comics Celebration” Gallery on Flickr
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