This image is from the out-of-print children’s book Weight and Weightlessness by Franklyn M. Branley, published a few years after the lunar landing. The book’s illustrations of the wonders of weightlessness are by Graham Booth, and these gems were brought to our attention by Maria Popova at Brain Pickings. See more illustrations here.
Short-hop regional flights could be running on batteries in a few years.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
On New Year’s Eve 1899, the captain of this Pacific steamliner sailed into history. Or did he?
“Competition creates efficiency,” is preached as if it were a law of nature. But nature itself teaches a different lesson.