Study the Soviet Union, to advance to the level of world science

Xuexi Sulian, xiang shijie kexue shuizhun jinjun
学习苏联, 向世界科学水准进军
Study the Soviet Union, to advance to the level of world science
1958, August
Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe (上海人民美术出版社)
53x76 cm.
BG E15/427

The airplane pictured is a typical 1950s technological fantasy. It seems to be meant as a passenger plane, circling the earth outside of the atmosphere. The space race between the West and the East is in full swing in the late 1950s, with the East (the Soviet Union) in the lead. China is just starting its own satellite projects.

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