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Robert Pearlman

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posted 10-23-2012 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Houston section has begun reprinting the Collier's magazine series, "Man Will Conquer Space Soon," with their July/August 2012 issue of Horizons.
In this issue we start reprinting "Man Will Conquer Space Soon!," a series of 1952-54 articles in the weekly magazine Collier's. The first issue was dated March 22, 1952 and contained about 25 pages and six articles. All of those 25 pages are reprinted in this issue of Horizons. The next several issues of Horizons will continue reprinting the series. The total page count is at least 89 pages.
Following a Horizons tradition, the AIAA Houston Section is presenting each Collier's article in its entirety before starting the next one, instead of jumping from page 40 to page 72, for example. In that respect, the reprint differs from the original magazines.

They also replaced the original advertisements with complimentary ads from their Collier's team members.

Scott Lowther owns five of these eight issues of Collier's. Ron Miller provided scans for the seventh issue of Collier's in this series. John Sisson provided scans for the fourth and fifth issues of Collier's in this series.

They plan to continue these reprints in each issue of Horizons until they finish the series. Issues two and three in this series are titled "Man on the Moon," so both issues will appear in the next issue of Horizons. Issues four, five and six in this series are titled "Man's Survival in Space," so those issues be reprinted together in the following issue of Horizons. They expect the entire "Man Will Conquer Space Soon!" run to appear over the course of five bimonthly issues.

This is thought to be the first time high quality reproductions of these articles have been widely available. They are making each issue available in both low and high resolution PDF formats.


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posted 10-23-2012 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news! I'd been hoping for a long time that someone would issue high-quality reprints of those articles and their artwork.

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