|The picture shows a view of this ©1959 Space Flight Golden Library of Knowledge Children's Book. This (60) page hard back book is titled SPACE FLIGHT - THE COMING EXPLORATION OF THE UNIVERSE. It is by Lester Del Rey and illustrated by John Polgreen. It is ©1957, 1958 by General Mills, Inc. and ©1959 by Golden Press, Inc.. It was printed in the U.S.A. by Western Printing and Lithographing Company and published by Golden Press, Inc. of Rockefeller Center, New York, N.Y..|
The book has many great colorful pre Apollo mission fictional space, rocket, and Astronaut images, like the cover. The cover has a spaceship high above the United States. There is a small added card inside that has a correction for the very first sentence of the book. The card reads as follows:
The first sentence on page 5 of this book should read as follows: The Space Age began on October 4, 1957, when the first artificial satellite - Sputnik - was successfully launched. (The book has the year as 1958)
The book measures 6-5/8'' x 8'' x 3/8''. It appears to be in excellent condition as pictured. The pages have some browning from age and the price in the upper left was blotted out with a black marker.