Saturday, June 10, 2017

Juvenelia: Flight into Space

I have written about how I was space crazy as a girl. I enjoyed make-believe play about going to outer space or being visited by space aliens. I dressed my Midge doll in 'Gone Fishing' and pretended she was Philip, the boy from Mars. How I ignored those curves is an act of imagination all in itself! My first story, The Saucer in Her Yard, was about a space alien stranded on earth. I wrote it in Seventh Grade. And in junior high, I filled scrapbooks with articles about the Space Race. 
from my scrap book

As I sorted through my memorabilia I came across this cartoon series I wrote as a teenager, perhaps at age 14 or 15. 'Flight into Space' has been edited to 'Fright into Space.' 

Here are links to Space Race books I have read recently:
Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger

Space Man by Mike Massimino

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

I made When Dreams Came True to celebrate Apollo 11
detail from When Dreams Came True
by Nancy A. Bekofske

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