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'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'


The Conquest of Space


Mankind had always dreamed of going to the moon.

Over the last 120 years, cinema and advertising has used the imaginary conquest of space to fuel the public's imagination.

Since the 1950's, space conquest featured heavily in propaganda during the scientific and idealogical war between the Americans and the Soviets.


On the 21st of July 1969, Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon

Apollo XI, Good view of astronaut footprint in lunar soil

1969 circa – NASA

CHF 340.–

Apollo XI, Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Jr. is photographed walking by astronaut Neil A. Armstrong

1969 circa – NASA

CHF 430.–

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This technological exploit was the fruit of 30 years of scientific research.

A great number of these photographs have become 20th century icons

5 . 4 . 3 . 2 . 1 . 0 . ignition .

1957 The Sputnik

On the 4th of October 1957, the USSR successfully launched the first artificial satellite - Sputnik 1.

This caused great general surprise, to the dismay of the Americans.

СОВЕТСКИЕ ИСКУССТВЕННЫЕ СПЧТНИКИ ЭЕМЛИ - (Soviet satellite) - Spoutnik 3

1958 – ANONYME

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This technological achievement was for a long time exploited by the Soviets through propaganda.

СОВЕТСКИЕ ИСКУССТВЕННЫЕ СПУТНИКИ ЗЕМЛИ - (Soviet satellite) - Portrait of Constantin Tsiolkovski

1958 – ANONYME

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СОВЕТСКИЕ ИСКУССТВЕННЫЕ СПЧТНИКИ ЭЕМЛИ - (Soviet Satellite) - Laïka

1958 – ANONYME

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On the 3rd of November 1957 the Soviets launched a dog into orbit named Laïka. It orbited the earth 3 times.

General Dynamics

1961 - Youri Gagarine

NASA Photos

This is a series of 23 original Nasa photographs printed in large format for the watchmaker "Omega".

On the 21st of July 1969, during the Apollo XI Mission, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin walked for the first time on the moon, each with an Omega watch on their wrists. As the official supplier to NASA, Omega received permission to use the famous Lunar Mission photographs.

Gemini

Apollo

A blue orange

The Moon from Apollo

apollo XI

Apollo XI crew: Neil Armstrong with Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin

1969 circa – NASA

CHF 330.–

The Crew


The 16th of July 1969 the space capsule Apollo XI took off. It was sent into space by the Saturn V Rocket.

On board, the team was composed of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin.

The Earthrise

Two mythical moments of the Earthrise taken from Apollo VIII and through the porthole of the Lunar Module which had just landed on the moon.

Apollo VIII, Earthrise...seen from the moon

1969 circa – NASA

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Apollo XI, Earthrise through the LEM porthole

1969 circa – NASA

CHF 290.–

1969 The Moon Walk

Shuttle, spacelab, Hubble & Mars pathfinder

Advertising in Space

Science Fiction in cinema

Since the Méliès' film "the Voyage to the Moon" in 1902, and later in the 1950's, numerous science fiction films invaded the cinema screens, boosted by the launch of the first rockets.

Martians and other alien monsters attack the earth. A multitude of robots and flying saucers were made as children's toys.

Prisonnières des Martiens, RKO

1959 – J FOURASTIE

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Mr. Robot

1955 circa – ANONYME

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James Bond, Moonraker

1979 – Dan GOOZEE

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Astronomy or Astrology


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