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When Luna's crew find out that their atomic-powered rocket ship will not be allowed to make America's first-ever flight to the moon, the three men decide to take off immediately, before government bureaucrats can stop them. With the help of an engineer they convince to come along, the four men blast off on a tough and dangerous voyage, overcoming near-insuperable odds to reach and land on the moon.

Robert A. Heinlein's story "Destination Moon"...
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Destination Moon

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Overview

When Luna's crew find out that their atomic-powered rocket ship will not be allowed to make America's first-ever flight to the moon, the three men decide to take off immediately, before government bureaucrats can stop them. With the help of an engineer they convince to come along, the four men blast off on a tough and dangerous voyage, overcoming near-insuperable odds to reach and land on the moon.

Robert A. Heinlein's story "Destination Moon" became a sensation after the movie DESTINATION MOON, directed by Irving Pichel, produced by George Pal, set designs by the great artist Chesley Bonestell and with Heinlein as collaborator on the screenplay, was released in 1950. The movie and Heinlein's story inspired generations of space enthusiasts, engineers, astronauts, science fiction writers, and all those who dream of mankind's future among the stars.

Here is Robert A. Heinlein's classic story "Destination Moon" as well as the author's article "Shooting 'Destination Moon' ", first published in the July 1950 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. As Heinlein remarked, "The problem of shooting a movie of a space flight is not simply one of getting a good story. Doing the job is a technical assignment darned near as tough as making the flight itself!"
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Editorial Reviews

Dean Koontz
"There is no other writer whose work has exhilarated me as often and to such an extent as Heinlein."
The New York Times
"Heinlein wears imagination as though it were his private suit of clothes."
The Wall Street Journal
"One of the grand masters of science fiction."
Stephen King
"Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016166230
  • Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/3/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 72,211
  • File size: 748 KB

Meet the Author

Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), often called the Science Fiction Grand Master, was the author of such ground-breaking novels as STARSHIP TROOPERS, RED PLANET, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND and THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS. He is generally considered the greatest and most influential science fiction writer of the twentieth century. In addition to being a bestselling author, Heinlein's novels won 4 Hugo awards, 3 "retro Hugo" awards, and the first "Grand Master Award" from the Science Fiction Writers of America. www.virginiaedition.com, http://heinleinarchives.net
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