Artists' impressions always played key role in promoting the ideas of space travel, forming our view of future, preparing people for the upcoming of manned or unmanned cosmic missions, spreading the visions of astronomical scientists and aerospace engineers.

I found the following illustrations in several Hungarian scientific journals, most of them are from the early Fifties, depicting the future Soviet space activities like launching one or more stage rockets, travelling to the Moon, constructing space stations. It is very interesting for me to see how they imagined the space age years before the first successful satellite launch in 1957.

Collection and scan: Attila Nagy