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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - Back Cover

1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - July

1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - May

1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - March

1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - February

1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - October

1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - September

1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - June

1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - August

1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - January

1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - December

1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - November

1961 US Army Sketch Calendar - Cover

GE Snap-27 on Apollo 12 Mission

Mars Polar Outpost

Mars Orbiting City

Mars Subsurface City

Mars Metropolis

Mars Early Subsurface Outpost

Mars Trip Characteristics from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

Mission Profile from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

Mars Physical Data from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

Mercator's Projection of Mars from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

Mars Globe from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

Major Parameters of Exploration from

Mars Exploration from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

Mariner IV Photographs from "The Mars Exploration Chart"

The Mars Exploration Chart

Aerospace Management Magazine, 1971, Vol 6, No 1

Aerospace Management Magazine, 1969, Vol 4, No 1

Aerospace Management Magazine, Spring 1966, Vol 1, No 1

Aerospace Management Magazine, Summer 1966, Vol 1, No 1

Launch Sequence, Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

Titan III, Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

Landing Pattern, Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

Re-Entry, Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

Interceptor, Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

Reconnaissance, Dyna-Soar (Titan III), The New York Times, Major Feature 1962

International Association of Astronomical Artists

America's Astronauts -

Introducing Father Ralph Hartman

Safe Down, Man on Moon NYT 1962

Homing Flight, Man on Moon, NYT 1962

Moonwork, Man on Moon, NYT 1962

Soft Touchdown, Man on Moon, NYT 1962

Slow Approach, Man on Moon, NYT 2006

Space Life, Man on Moon, NYT 1962

Join-up, Man on Moon, NYT 1962

Man on the Moon, New York Times March 4, 1962

Man Steps Out -Setup, 1964

Man Steps Out - Upkeep, 1964

Man Steps Out - Spacemen at Work, 1964

When Man Steps Into Space

Grandma Moses

Chesley Bonestell

Space Station Article for The New York Times 1962

Space Station Components 1962

Space Station Observatory 1962

Space Station in Action 1962

Space Station Join-Up 1962

Space Station Rendezvous 1962

Space Station Training Base 1962

Space Station Repairs 1962

Space Station Service Stop 1962

Advanced Lunar City

Closed-Cycle Societies

Improvements in Man

Importance of Space Flight

Civilizations in Space

Science and Religion in Space

Mechanism of Resurrection

Becoming a Space Artist

About Dandridge Cole

Predicting the Future

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1961 US Army Sketch Calendar - Cover
Jan 04, 2008 // // Calendars
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During my many years with GE’s Space Technology Center, it was my responsibility to create several calendars for the Department of the Army, who was one of our customers. I was given free rein in producing these calendars as long as the subject matter was oriented toward missiles or space technology. I could write a book about the many wonderful events I experienced and the friends I made during my years of doing these calendars. The original art was usually framed and presented to the Secretary of the Army by myself with top GE management and Army brass present at the Pentagon. The original framed art of these was exhibited in the halls of the Pentagon and remain in the permanent art collection of the Department of Defense.

This calendar, “The U.S. Army Sketch Calendar,” done in 1961, was one of my first. Many of the sketches were done at the White Sands Proving Ground during my many visits there. The calendar was very successful and many thousands were printed and distributed to Army bases throughout the world. (Note: Wernher von Braun on the February page). The calendar was set up on a fiscal year, and thus begins with the month of August.

You can filter the category Calendars to get all of the calendar posts of all of the pages. Other calendars will be posted soon.

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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - August
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"Private A" -- first U.S. modern military ballistic research test vehicle fired. White Sands, Dec '44

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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - September
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Wac Corporal -- first U.S. high altitude sounding rockets fired (reached altitudes in excess of 40 mi). Sept '45

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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - October
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Corporal E -- first U.S. surface-to-surface guided ballistic missile - fired May '47 (range 62.5 mi.)

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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - November
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"Bumper" -- German V-2 with a Wac Corporal - first penetration of outer space. Feb '49

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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - December
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Honest John -- fired June '51 - first large caliber rocket to carry atomic warhead.

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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - January
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Nike-Ajax -- first successful intercept of an airplane by a guided missile. Nov '51

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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - February
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Redstone -- first successful inertially guided firing of a U.S. developed large ballistic missile. Dec '55

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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - March
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Hawk -- first surface to air (homing-all-the-way) guided missile to intercept aircraft. June '56

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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - April
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Jupiter C -- first deep penetration into space (alt 682 mi., range over 3,300 mi) Sept '56

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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - May
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Jupiter - first firing of an IRBM to a range over 1,400 NM (May '57)

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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - June
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Explorer -- first U.S. satellite placed in orbit Jan '58

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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - July
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Mercury Redstone III, Nation's first suborbital manned space flight, May 5, '61. (Redstone was developed by U.S. Army)

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1961-62 US Army Sketch Calendar - Back Cover
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This calendar was prepared in cooperation with the Department of the Army and the General Electric Missile and Space Vehicle Department.

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GE Snap-27 on Apollo 12 Mission
Oct 07, 2007 // // People
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One of the programs we had at GE was called SNAP-27 (Systems Nuclear Auxiliary Power). It was the first lunar nuclear power system, a plutonium-fueled generator that provided in excess of 73 watts of electric power to operate a seismic experimental package on the moon.

Astronaut Alan Bean deployed it on the Ocean of Storms during the Apollo 12 Mission to the moon on November 19, 1969.

I have a large color photo (Photo B) that our GE program manager brought back for me from the Cape. It shows Alan deploying the SNAP-27. The photo was signed by Charles Conrad, Jr., Commander, Richard F. Gordon, Command Module Pilot, and Alan Bean, Lunar Module Pilot.

Illustration "A" depicts Astronaut Deploying the GE SNAP-27 Experiment

Photo "B" of Astronaut Alan Bean Removing GE SNAP-27 from LEM (Apollo 12 Mission)



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