In the spring of 1958, after President Dwight Eisenhower called to created a civilian space agency, the US Air Force assumed it would lead any national spaceflight effort. As such, the service prepared a detailed, multi-stage plan called Man in Space with the goal of landing a man on the Moon by the mid 1960s. More on this fascinating lunar program that wasn't is on my blog, Vintage Space, over at Popular Science.
There's plenty more olde timey space to explore on Vintage Space, too!
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