The NASA logo, also referred to as “the meatball,” was designed by a NASA employee in 1959, the year after the organization was founded.

Landing Among the Stars

NASA collectibles enjoy resurgence in popularity


By Corbin Crable

Americans will be looking to the sky next year as the second phase of NASA’s Artemis II program takes its first crewed test flight of the program’s Orion spacecraft. The program is designed to eventually land a crew on the Moon twice by 2029. The last crewed mission to the Moon was conducted in December 1972.

NASA’s return to the Moon after more than 50 years has led to a renewed interest in all things related to space…

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Smack Dab in the Middle
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Good Eye
Finding Antiques With a Good Eye
Covering Quilts
Mid-America News
Mid-American News - cloud scape
Antique Detective – Archive
Classic Collection -Cartoons
Vintage Discoveries
Vintage Posters
Feature Articles
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A Message From Our Editor

Space Age design dominated postwar America


by Corbin Crable

This issue of Discover Vintage America will present decades of vintage NASA collectibles, which have chronicled our fascination with space exploration for more than half a century. It only makes sense to do this on the heels of NASA’s announcement of the Artemis 2 project, expected to launch sometime next year. Four astronauts will conduct a flyby of the moon in the first scheduled crewed mission of NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

Down here on Earth, we can detect space travel in many other facets of our culture. First, however, it’s probably best to make the distinction between Space Age design and Atomic Age design,…

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