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"La Domenica del Corriere"_12

14th May 1961 - On 5th May 1961, U.S. astronaut Alan Shepard became the second person in history to travel into space.
Cover by Walter Molino.
18th November 1945 - Just after the war, in Germany Allied Armies' technicians study and test (without explosive charges) Wernher von Braun's V2.
From May 1945 to March 1946 La Domenica del Corriere was given the name La Domenica degli Italiani (The Sunday of Italians).
Back cover by Rino Ferrari.
15th January 1950 - The mysterious formulas of "wizard" Albert Einstein.
Cover by Walter Molino.
9th May 1954 - Wernher von Bruan's project for a journey to Mars: but this wonderful journey won't be feasible before 2000.
Cover by Walter Molino.
1st May 1955 - On 18th April 1955, Albert Einstein (father of the atomic age) dies.
Cover by Walter Molino.
14th August 1955 - U.S. Presidet Dwight Eisenhower ratifies the project for the building and the launching of a series of artificial satellites, starting from Autumn 1957.
Cover by walter Molino.
16th December 1956 - Rocket Mabel I is launched from the military base in Patrick (Florida) and sets a new world record by reaching 1.120 kilometres above the ground.
Cover by Walter Molino.
20th October 1957 - On 4th October 1957, Soviet artificial satellite Sputnik 1 is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Cover by Walter Molino.
17th November 1957 - On 3rd November 1957, Soviet dog Laika is launched into space.
Cover by Walter Molino.
19th January 1958 - Rumors from the USSR about a man launched up to 300 kilometres above the ground.
Cover by Walter Molino.
20th April 1958 - A simulation of a space journey is presented in the Milan Trade Fair.
Cover by Walter Molino.
26th October 1958 - On 11th October 1958 U.S. spacecraft Pioneer I is launched from Cape Canaveral (Florida). It was intended to orbit the Moon, but it fell down and disintegrated above the Pacific Ocean.
Back cover by Walter Molino.
4th January 1959 - On 18th december 1958, U.S. satellite SCORE becomes the world's first communications satellite. It broadcasted a Christmas message via short wave radio from U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower through an on-board tape recorder.
Cover by Walter Molino.
18th January 1959 - On 23rd September 1958, Soviet satellite Luna 1 (called Lunik by the Western media) is launched towards the Moon. It was intended to impact with the Moon, but it fell into orbit around the Sun.
Cover by Walter Molino.
27th September 1959 - On 12th September 1959, Soviet spacecraft Luna 2 is launched towards the Moon. On 14th September, it impacted the Moon.
Cover by walter Molino.
4th September 1960 - Soviet spacecraft Korabl-Sputnik 2 (or Vostok-1K No.2, called Sputnik 5 by the Western media) is launched on 19th August 1960, send dogs Strielka and Bielka into orbit and return them safely to Earth on 20th August.
Cover by Walter Molino.
23rd April 1961 - On 12th April 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin is the first human to travel into space on Vostok spacecraft.
Cover by Walter Molino.
4th March 1962 - On 20th February 1962, U.S. astronaut John Glenn is launched into orbit on Mercury-Atlas 6 spacecraft.
Cover by Walter Molino.
8th April 1962 - A 2-year old bear in a capsule is parachuted from a U.S. bomber at 6.000 metres above the ground.
Back cover by Walter Molino.
22nd July 1962 - On 11th July 1962, Telstar satellite (launched the day before) relays through space the first TV pictures between the USA and Europe.
Cover by Walter Molino.
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Selected covers of Italian weekly newsmagazine La Domenica del Corriere.


La Domenica del Corriere (The Sunday of the Corriere) was a weekly newsmagazine whose first issue was published on 8th January 1899. Its name was after the eminent Milan newspaper Corriere della Sera (The courier of the evening). La Domenica del Corriere was the most popular Italian newsmagazine from its beginning to the 1960s.
Above: cover of the first issue, by Achille Beltrame, about a dramatic snow storm in Montenegro.

Achille Beltrame

Walter Molino
Italian graphics and painters Achille Beltrame (until the 1930s) and Walter Molino (from the late 1940s to 1968) were the most popular authors of covers for La Domenica del Corriere.

See also:

La Domenica del Corriere_1 (International Showbiz)

La Domenica del Corriere_2 (Catholic Church)

La Domenica del Corriere_3 (Sport)

La Domenica del Corriere_4 (Reigning Families and Former Sovrans)

La Domenica del Corriere_5 (Political Turmoils)

La Domenica del Corriere_6 (Politics)

La Domenica del Corriere_7 (Sea and Sailing)

La Domenica del Corriere_8 (Mountains and Mountaineering)

La Domenica del Corriere_9 (Railways and Trains)

La Domenica del Corriere_10 (Roads and Driving)

La Domenica del Corriere_11 (Sky and Flying)

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