Supermarket Spaceships

These 1950s life-sized mock-ups helped prepare Americans for the real Space Age.

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Silvercup Rocket at State Fair

The Silvercup Rocket attracted more than 100,000 visitors at Michigan’s 1954 State Fair. Once aboard the streamlined ship, junior cadets (and patient parents) could try out the spacecraft’s interplanetary radio and other gadgetry, guided by a uniformed Space Ranger. Upon “returning to Earth,” each traveller received a mini-loaf of Silvercup bread.

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