Supermarket spaceships from the 1950s

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(Space Age Museum)

In the 1950s, massive model spaceships sponsored by food brands traveled the highways and byways of America between grocery stores and state fairs to delight a public excited about our spacefaring future.

Now, the folks at the Space Age Museum and Air Zoo Museum are restoring the rusty remains of these spacecraft to their former glory. Supermarket Spaceships (Air & Space Smithsonian)

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(Space Age Museum)

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(MST3KTemple, Michigan State Fair 1954)

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