Get yourself a copy of this wonderful book if you’re a fan of classic sci-fi:
Dan Dare: Spacefleet Operations Manual (Haynes Owner’s Workshop Manual)
It is based on Frank Hapmson’s original version of Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future from the 1950s and 60s, the golden age of the character.
There is an excellent review of it in the Daily Mail website, which includes some of the actual book illustrations.
Amazon.co.uk have a good deal on it, and it is good value considering the high quality of the book.