World’s Fair Wednesday – 1964 Space Park

I keep coming back to the 1964 World’s Fair.  I think it’s because that Fair in particular embodies Futurism in the way that I associated the term growing up, surrounded by a 1980s EPCOT, Xanadu, and Walt Disney World.

The ’64 Fair featured a Space Park sponsored by NASA.  The Space Park featured the first stage of the Saturn V rocket, several satellites, and a Lunar Excursion Module! Keep in mind this was 5 years before the LEM was used in spaceflight.

The pictures of the Space Park, available all over the internet, are pretty inspiring.  Here’s one of my favorites, from


Space Park


Happy Fourth of July!