Arthur C. Clarke Prelude to Space

ISBN 13: 9780151730827

Prelude to Space

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9780151730827: Prelude to Space

A Compellingly Realistic Novel Of Interplanetary Flight.

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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.

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"Clarke Is Mighty Convincing As A Scientific Prophet!"-- Orville Prescott, The New York Times

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