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Visions Of The Future

“On August fourth, Earth year nineteen hundred sixty-nine, the first being set foot on the moon at this point. His name was Homo Sapiens.”
-- Jeff Hawke, published 21 November 1959 --

Long before 1969, there have been numerous other examples of comics characters landing on the moon. But surely one of the most uncanny instances must be the prediction in the British science fiction newspaper strip Jeff Hawke by Willie Patterson and Sydney Jordan of the actual date of the eventual real-life lunar landing to within a couple of weeks. Jordan later recalled, “To come within fourteen days of the event from ten years previously was a happy chance, but my choice of the year 1969 was based on my knowledge and understanding of the potential of American and German spaceflight engineering.”

 

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