In pop culture, lots of kids besides comics' Buzzy Bean went into space...
...as early as 1970, according to this tale from Treasure Chest V14N11 (1959)
We'll find out how this liftoff happened when the story continues next Monday!
Writer Frances Crandall followed the accepted concepts of space travel postulated by scientist Wener Von Braun and, illustrated by Chesley Bonestell in various books and magazines like Conquest of Space, and popularized in numerous 1950s movies like Destination Moon and Angry Red Planet!
Artist Fran Matera was also the art director/art editor for Treasure Chest, but is best known for his long run on the Steve Roper and Mike Nomad newspaper strip.