From 1952 to 1954 the weekly magazine Collier's devotes a series of eight articles to future space techniques under the title Man will conquer space soon.
These well-researched articles are coordinated by Cornelius Ryan. The best specialized writers contribute. Among them Heinz Haber is a scientific advisor to Walt Disney Productions with the mission to appeal young people with the peaceful use of atomic energy. After this publication Disney will become the best popularizer of the space conquest.
The most important contribution to Collier's articles is provided by Wernher von Braun who at the same time was entrusted by the US Army to develop a military rocket. It is remarkable that the detailed engineering concepts of von Braun have been published.
In an online sale that will end on April 19, RR Auction sells as lot 6060 a set of 26 autograph documents from the preparation of the first four contributions to Collier's by von Braun : drawings, schematics, diagrams, calculations and letters. Today's reader familiar with space activity will admire von Braun's premonitory vision of the rocket, space station, lunar landing and exploration, telemetry transmission and reception.
This set to which a copy of each of the four issues of the magazine has been joined is estimated $ 100K. Here is the link to the website of the auction house.
In his last article not involved in this lot, von Braun favorably examined the possibility of an inhabited spaceflight to the planet Mars.
SOLD for $ 99K including premium