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   Prelude to Space, by Arthur C. Clarke  
  Novel, first publication in August 1956 , latest edition in August 1986
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      Here is the compelling story of the launching of Prometheus -- Earth's first true spaceship -- and of the men who made it happen.

    Dirk Alexson:
    Chronicler of the greatest space adventure of all time, he was chosen to immortalize the incredible story of the men and their heroic mission.

    Sir Robert Derwent:
    Direct-General of Interplanetary -- London Headquarters for the international space-flight project -- he was the man who got the mission off the ground and into the pages of history.

    Professor Maxton:
    The world's leading atomic engineer, he designed the huge ship's drive units and he waited with the rest of the world to see if the project would be a success.

      Related theme(s)  
  • Interstellar Travel - STL (Slower than Light)
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