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In 1958, still a decade before the moon landing, Engineering made UCLA the first university with an astronautics program. This prototype of a space suit was designed in 1961.  I had a Major Matt Mason toy of this suit

In 1958, still a decade before the moon landing, Engineering made UCLA the first university with an astronautics program. This prototype of a space suit was designed in 1961. I had a Major Matt Mason toy of this suit

Love the engine highlights.    From Space Alphabet (1964), by Irene Zacks. Pictures by Peter P. Plasencia.

Love the engine highlights. From Space Alphabet (1964), by Irene Zacks. Pictures by Peter P. Plasencia.

A selection of plates from Phisica sacra, by Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, 1734. Part of LHL Digital Collections.

A selection of plates from Phisica sacra, by Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, 1734. Part of LHL Digital Collections.

Space Alphabet: A  by Irene Zacks, illustrations by Peter P. Plasencia by wardomatic, via Flickr

Space Alphabet: A by Irene Zacks, illustrations by Peter P. Plasencia by wardomatic, via Flickr

From Space Alphabet (1964), by Irene Zacks. Pictures by Peter P. Plasencia.

From Space Alphabet (1964), by Irene Zacks. Pictures by Peter P. Plasencia.

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J is for Jets “MIGHTY kings of speed!!” 1964 Space Alphabet by Irene Zachs