Allward, Maurice. Illustrated by North, T.E. Timothy's Space Book.
: Collins. (44 p.) 21 cm. Illustrated Boards. 1961 London
ID. Primary. B&W and color drawings and paintings. Basic text includes a history of space flight, basic rocket theory, and plans for Project Mercury. Contains many beautiful illustrations of rockets, spacesuits, space stations, the surface of the Moon, and the planets.
Here is another lost gem of a children's book. Maurice Allward was a well known and prolific writer of British non-fiction children's books.
It covers both the, current at the time, space efforts and the potential for future exploration.