Recruiting Advertisement for NASA, "This is NASA's Project Apollo," May 1962

Summary

President John F. Kennedy's vision to explore the "new frontier" of space ignited the public's imagination. It was also an overt Cold War strategy against the Soviet Union which launched the first man in space April 12, 1961. NASA published this ad series in 1962 to convince aerospace engineers and scientists to join them for the U.S. effort to conquer space.

President John F. Kennedy's vision to explore the "new frontier" of space ignited the public's imagination. It was also an overt Cold War strategy against the Soviet Union which launched the first man in space April 12, 1961. NASA published this ad series in 1962 to convince aerospace engineers and scientists to join them for the U.S. effort to conquer space.

Artifact

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Date Made

May 1962

Subject Date

May 1962

Creators

Scientific American, inc. 

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration 

Creator Notes

Published by Scientific American magazine, May 1962, for NASA.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2013.52.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 in

Width: 8.5 in

Inscriptions

Partial text from top of page down: This is / NASA's / Project Apollo / The men of NASA are readying for a journey / that will surely be one of the most significant / achievements of this century... / SEND JUST ONE RESUME TO NASA ...

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