The Science Museum in London has some wonderful collections. A recent acquisition is an Astronaut card game made by Castell Brothers Ltd. in 1960. Here’s more from the Science Museum:
In a game of ‘Astronaut’, your mission to the moon consists of seven steps. Each step is represented by a card, and in order to win, you must play each card in order and be the first to get your astronaut to the moon.
As well as the mission-related cards, there are special cards depicting significant American, Soviet and British technology, such as Mercury, Sputnik, and Jodrell Bank, respectively.
This card game reflects a spirit of celebration of the Space Age in Britain. The widespread popularity of space exploration-themed games in the late 20th century illustrate how the advent of space flight and the Space Race captured the public’s imagination.
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