illustration from gajitz.com
"In the 1950s, the space race was in full force. The US and the USSR were both dead-set on being the first to put a man on the moon, and then to colonize the moon. All through the 50s and 60s it seemed like we were just within reach of living in space. While the actual future (which would be our present) didn’t turn out to be nearly as glamorous as we expected, we can still look back fondly on these vintage Russian space illustrations and feel the wonder that kids (and even adults) must have felt as they were told that we’d be living in space within their lifetimes"