Here are some pictures that we took or acquired from the Internet.  The flight photos are systematic in that they show pictures of the lift-off to the return trip.  In the flight photos, we used our two prototype landing base stands.  Someone told us our first stand looks like a cat scratching pole so we made another that we think does the toy justice.  

We'd like to post other pictures and video in the near future.  If you have some you are willing to share, please send them to us to post. 

Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.

Flying the space vehicle using the first prototype landing base stand

Challenging even for an adult, these first pictures show a round trip to Mars and back using our first landing base stand.

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Lift-off!

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Piloting the space vehicle
toward the moon.
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Full throttle to get
to Mars!
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Pushing the space vehicle to its limits beyond Mars.
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Reducing thrust in an
attempt to land.
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A successful Mars landing.
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Bringing her back home.
Flying the space vehicle using the second and improved prototype landing base stand

With a much improved landing base stand, dramatic photos depict our flight past the Moon, landing on Mars and returning to earth.

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Johnny Astro with the new landing base stand.
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Waiting to launch.
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Lift-off!
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Maneuvering towards the moon.

 

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Bringing her around the dark side.
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A pinpoint landing on the moon.
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Off to Mars
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Increasing thrust to get to Mars.
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Past Mars, time to throttle back.
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A dangerous attempt on the edge of Mars.
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Attempting to stabilize.
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Still in trouble.
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Finally, a successful landing on Mars.
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Coming back home.
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Reducing thrust before landing.
Miscellaneous Pics
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This control base featured a fuel cell gauge (right, middle) and a modern looking velocity indicator.
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An earlier version?  This control base had a more conventional velocity indicator and there was no fuel cell gauge.
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The portable version called "Explorer".
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An early "Explorer".
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Our site wouldn't be complete without 
the landing base shipping box!
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A nice graphic from the
Nostalgia site
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Capturing the true spirit of Johnny Astro, Sy Winnie provided this photograph of him with his Johnny Astro in 1966.
 




See and hear Johnny Astro!  Watch as we take the space vehicle past the Moon, then land it on Mars.  The file size is about 2.5MB.  To download this file, right click here, then click "Save Target As". 

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