Space Platform

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SPACE PLATFORM tells the exciting story of a young man helping to build this first station. With scientific accuracy and imagination Murray Leinster, one of the world's top science-fiction writers, describes the building and launching of the platform. Here is a fast-paced story of sabotage and murder directed against a project more secret and valuable than the atom bomb!

Reaching for the Stars....
Ever since ancient man first gazed in wonder at...

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Overview

SPACE PLATFORM tells the exciting story of a young man helping to build this first station. With scientific accuracy and imagination Murray Leinster, one of the world's top science-fiction writers, describes the building and launching of the platform. Here is a fast-paced story of sabotage and murder directed against a project more secret and valuable than the atom bomb!

Reaching for the Stars....
Ever since ancient man first gazed in wonder at the stars, humanity has dreamed of traveling to outer space. Now scientists agree that space-flight may very soon become a reality.

Space Platform tells of man's first step into outer space ... of the difficulties and dangers of reaching for the stars. It is also an exciting adventure. When young Joe Kenmore came to Bootstrap to install pilot gyros in the Platform he hadn't bargained for sabotage or murder or love. But Joe learned that ruthless agents were determined to wreck the project. He found that the beautiful girl he loved, and men like The Chief, a rugged Indian steelworker, and Mike, a midget who made up for his size by brains, would have to fight with their bare hands to make man's age old dream of space travel come true!

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  • ISBN-13: 9781612032085
  • Publisher: Bottom of the Hill Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    A good story based on 1950-60's thinking

    A fun book for young adults. The "science" assumptions are really dated taking this book into the realm of science fantasy for current readers. A good example of "golden age" of science fiction. I read it when it was initially published and even then the technological approach seemed far-fetched although the math and orbital mechanics are still valid. As a trip into my past it was enjoyable.

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