1955 – Space Tug (Illustration) – Nikolay Kolchitsky (Soviet)

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Illustrations from the book “Travel To Distant Worlds” written by Karl Gilzen. The illustrations are dated 1955 and are by Nikolay Kolchitsky (Николай Кольчицкий) .  The Space Tugs are manned and have what appears to be simple mechanical arms.

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The covers to both the Soviet version and the English version of the book.

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Another similar illustration by the same artist, again of a space station being assembled using space tugs with mechanical arms. Magazine is the Soviet youth-oriented magazines “Tekhnika Molodezhi” dated 1955.


See other early Space Teleoperators here.

See other early Lunar and Space Robots here.


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