Rocket Ship Galileo

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Overview

Three high school students formed the Galileo Club to share their interests in science and space exploration. But they never imagined they would team up with a nuclear physicist to construct and crew a rocket bound for the moon.

And they never expected to gain some powerful enemies in the process.
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Overview

Three high school students formed the Galileo Club to share their interests in science and space exploration. But they never imagined they would team up with a nuclear physicist to construct and crew a rocket bound for the moon.

And they never expected to gain some powerful enemies in the process.
Read More Show Less

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."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Heinlein… has the ability to see technologies just around the bend. That, combined with his outstanding skill as a writer and engineer-inventor, produces books that are often years ahead of their time."
Stephen King
"Not only America's premier writer of speculative fiction, but the greatest writer of such fiction in the world … [Heinlein] remains today as a sort of trademark for all that is finest in American imaginative fiction."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684155951
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication date: 1/28/1978
  • Series: Hudson River Editions
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Hudson River Edition
  • Age range: 10 - 16 Years

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.

Biography

Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Butler, Missouri in 1907. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he was retired, disabled, in 1934. He studied mathematics and physics at the graduate school of the University of California and owned a silver mine before beginning to write science fiction in 1939. In 1947 his first book of fiction, Rocket Ship Galileo, was published.

Heinlein was guest commentator for the Apollo 11 first lunar landing. In 1975 he received the Grand Master Nebula Award for lifetime achievement. Mr. Heinlein died in 1988.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Books (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Anson MacDonald; Robert Anson Heinlein (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 7, 1907
    2. Place of Birth:
      Butler, Missouri
    1. Date of Death:
      May 8, 1988
    2. Place of Death:
      Carmel, California

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2007

    An Enduring Classic

    I first read this one during the fall of 1957. I was then all of 12 years old. I just wish I could go back 50 years and read it again for the first time. What wonder! What excitement I experienced! Even though we now know much more about the Moon, and the events in the story now could never have taken place, this is a great story. You can enjoy it even now, in the 21st century, whether you're 12 years old, a little or maybe a lot older. GREAT BOOK.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2003

    the best book in the world

    a story of three boys who accompany a scientist on the first piloted rocket ship flight to the moon.

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