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Space Age UFO ceiling lamp made in Germany, in the 1960s

Space Age UFO ceiling lamp made in Germany, in the 1960s

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Spectacular UFO Space Age ceiling light made in Germany, in the mid 20th century. The light consists of two plates of yellow glass with geometric decorations (black lines). Made in the 1960s and resembling an UFO, this is a representative piece fort the aesthetics of the Space Race era.

The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events. The Space Age is generally considered to have begun with Sputnik (1957). During the 1950s, architecture, furniture, interior design, cars, and gadget design took on a curiously spaceflight-inspired aesthetic.

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Additional information

Maker

Design Period

1960-1969

Country of Origin

Condition

Very Good. This vintage item has no defects, but it may show slight traces of use

Restoration, Damages

Minor wear consistent with age and use

Material(s)

,

Color(s)

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Lightbulb Socket(s)

3 lightbulbs, Edison Screw (E27 or ES)

Electrics

Original lightbulb sockets

Weight

3100 g

Dimensions

49 cm diameter, Total height = 75 cm, Tubing height = 59 cm

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About Mid-Century

The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events. The Space Age is generally considered to have begun with Sputnik (1957).

The Space Age began with the development of several technologies that culminated on October 4, 1957, with the launch of Sputnik 1 by the Soviet Union. This was the world’s first artificial satellite, orbiting the Earth in 98.1 minutes and weighing 83 kg (183 lb). The launch of Sputnik 1 ushered a new era of political, scientific and technological achievements that became known as the Space Age.

The Space Age was characterized by rapid development of new technology in a close race mostly between the US and the Soviet Union. Rapid advances were made in rocketry, materials science, computers and other areas. Much of the technology originally developed for space applications has been spun off and found additional uses.

The Space Age reached its peak with the Apollo program, that captured the imagination of much of the world’s population. The landing of Apollo 11 was watched by over 500 million people around the world and is widely recognized as one of the defining moments of the 20th century. Since then, public attention has largely moved to other areas.

During the 1990s funding for space related programs fell sharply as the remaining structures of the Soviet Union disintegrated and NASA no longer had any direct competition.

Since then participation in space launches has increasingly widened to more governments and commercial interests. Since the 1990s, space exploration and space-related technologies gained a perception by many people of being commonplace.

In the early 21st century, the Ansari X Prize competition was set up to help jump start private spaceflight, which was won by Space Ship One in 2004, becoming the first spaceship not funded by a government agency. Several countries now have space programs; from related technology ventures to full-fledged space programs with launch facilities. There are many scientific and commercial satellites in use today, with thousands of satellites in orbit, and several countries have plans to send humans into space.

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