Following up our story yesterday Exploring Mars By Sailplane – Duncan Lunan has the following to say:
Sydney Jordan’s ‘Lance Mclane’ strip for the Daily Record (1976-1988) was set 100 years in the future and included a base on Mars from which explorers went out in sailplanes just like this.
For the ‘Vikings and Mars’ exhibition in Largs in 1985, Gordon Ross (of the Industrial Design Unit at Glasgow School of Art) designed an automated Mars inflatable aircraft called the ‘Dick-Dick’, and he and I collaborated on a story featuring it called ‘Sails in the Red Sunset’ which ran in the strip from May to October that year, and was reprinted with notes on the aircraft in Vol. 10 No. 2 of Jeff Hawke’s Cosmos, November 2014.
It’s nice to know we were all on right lines!
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