Walt Disney produced three space-themed TV specials in the 1950s – “Man in Space,” “Man and the Moon” and “Mars and Beyond”

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Space travel and exploration was always a fascination for Walt
Disney. Disney produced three space-themed specials in the 1950s
for his Emmy Award-winning "Disneyland" television series -- "Man
in Space," "Man and the Moon" and "Mars and Beyond."

NEXT STOP … SPACE — Space travel and exploration was always a
fascination for Walt Disney. Disney produced three space-themed
specials in the 1950s for his Emmy Award-winning “Disneyland”
television series — “Man in Space,” “Man and the Moon” and “Mars
and Beyond.” The three specials, directed by legendary Disney
animator Ward Kimball, included participation from leading space
scientists including Dr. Wernher von Braun, Willy Ley and Heinz
Haber. President Dwight D. Eisenhower requested a print of the
first special to show to officials at the Pentagon. Now, Walt
Disney World Resort guests can take a trip to Mars aboard Mission:
SPACE, the newest thrill attraction at Epcot. Guests experience a
pulse-racing liftoff and the sensations of traveling in outer space
on an out-of-this-world mission to Mars. (Permission is hereby
granted to intended addressee magazine and newspaper to reproduce
this picture for addressee’s editorial news use only. Copyright
2003, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY.) 256-832

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