Extinct Attractions: Space Station X-1 / Satellite View of America

space_station_x-1By today’s standards, Space Station X-1 would seem kind of boring or lame but in 1955 you may have heard it described as amazing. When the gates opened on July 17, 1955 it was only one of three attractions/exhibits in an unfinished¬†Tomorrowland. The concept of the exhibit was to view the Earth from a Space Station that was orbiting miles above the planet. After entering through a ticket booth where Spaceman K-7 was selling tickets for ten cents or accepting an “A” ticket to ride, visitors walked through a tunnel into the exhibit.

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